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Non-Alcoholic Molasses Stout Recipe

This molasses stout is one of those non-alcoholic beer recipes that is perfect for those who can appreciate a beverage with depth as well as layers upon layers of flavor. Although it's just molasses simple syrup and NA beer, this mocktail has a lot to offer. It brings the sweet, the complexity, that signature molasses flavor and when you select the right non-alcoholic stout, it's malty and rich with subtle smoky notes that will take your taste buds on a journey with every sip. Better yet, this mocktail is so easy to prepare. The most involved part is making the simple syrup which takes a mere 5 minutes. For an extra special touch, be sure to serve this in a warmed glass. Doing so not only helps highlight the key flavors in the drink but adds a warm comforting quality to it. Also, aim for a full-bodied non-alcoholic stout that is drier and more coffee-forward for the best result.

Total Time: 40 minutes

Active Time: 10 minutes


Serves 1

Molasses simple syrup

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons molasses

Molasses stout

  • ½ ounce molasses simple syrup

  • 12 ounces non-alcoholic stout


For the simple syrup:

  1. Add the water, brown sugar, and molasses to a small saucepan.

  2. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.

  3. Cook for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves.

  4. Leave to cool for 30 minutes.

  5. Transfer to a bottle or jar.

To make the beverage:

  1. Bring 12 ounces of water to a simmer.

  2. Fill the glass with the hot water.

  3. Pour out the water.

  4. Add the syrup to the hot glass followed by the stout.

  5. Enjoy.