- Step 1: Tilt glass Tilt the glass slightly and pour the pale ale until the glass is a bit more than half full.
- TIP: Pouring the ale quickly creates a bigger head that helps support the layering.
- Step 2: Position the spoon Hold a round soupspoon upside-down over the middle of the glass.
- TIP: Some people bend the spoon handle into a horizontal 'S' shape that can be balanced on the edge of the glass.
- Step 3: Pour Pour the Guinness very slowly over the center of the spoon, letting it run over the sides and into the glass.
- Step 4: Bottoms up! Congratulations. You’ve made a black and tan. Bottoms up!
- FACT: 'Black and tan' once had a less cheery connotation, referring to the black-and-tan-clad British troops who fought the rebels during the Irish war of independence.
You Will Need
- One can of cold Guinness Draught
- One bottle of pale ale or lager
- A pint glass
- A round soupspoon
- A special Black and Tan spoon