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Black and Tan

Yield: 2 Drinks
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: N/A
Difficulty: $recipe[8] hats
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Nugget Quick & Easy Recipe

Made with traditional Guinness Draught and Harp Lager, a Black and Tan makes a festive drink for St. Patrick’s day. When made correctly, the Black and Tan forms two distinct layers in the glass. The secret to making a great Black and Tan is the “Black and Tan spoon” and the proper pouring technique.


Step 1:

Pour a pale ale, like Harp Lager, into a pint glass, filling the glass halfway. Whether the glass is half full or half empty at this point … well, that’s your call.

Step 2:

Float the Guinness on top to fill the glass by slowly pouring it over the back of a teaspoon. Place the spoon down in the glass just above the lager (it may help to bend the spoon so it fits down in the glass). As your pour the Guinness, slowly raise the spoon until the glass is full.

Step 3:

Remove the spoon; two distinct layers will appear in the glass. Enjoy!

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