Every year when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, I share fun recipes that celebrate the Irish. Recipes like these Corned Beef Hotdogs, this Shepherd’s Pie and these beyond decadent Guinness Stout Cupcakes. This year is no different, but rather than sharing a food recipe, I’m showing you how to pour the perfect Black and Tan.
Whenever I order a Black and Tan, I’m mesmerized at how the bartender pours the two beers and the art of having the drink presented in two layers, in one glass. What skill, I always think. So, natch, I set out to pour my own. After several failed attempts (and ending up half in the bag), I finally got the knack of it. Turns out, the art of pouring the perfect black and tan isn’t so difficult. Start off with Guinness Stout and an ale; the traditional ale used is Harp. Then, the tricks of pouring the perfect Black and Tan are these: pour the ale quickly so there is a nice head of foam, use a serving spoon for more surface area, and then pour the Guinness very slowly over the spoon. Watch my quick video for the how-to.
St. Patrick’s Day!