“Can you make me a Black and Tan with Guinness and Bud Light?”
I’m not a fan of Guinness, so I’m not a fan of the traditional Black and Tan, a beer mixture of Guinness and a pale beer that is poured, often with the aid of a bent spoon, so that the layers remain separate in the glass. I think the usual choice is an IPA, but almost any pale beer will do. You can also substitute almost any Stout for Guinness. I’m not sure, but I’m pretty sure substituting Bud Light for the ‘tan’ end of the equation would not be approved by the Black and Tan Board of Governors.
For those of you who are not beer fans, here are a few combinations that strike the same chord in my mind as that one:
Dunking Oreos in Skim Milk.
Making Sangria with wine and Skittles.
Making a Root Beer Float with ice cream and Fizzies.
Making Lasagna with alternating layers of meat, cheese and Spaghetti-O’s.
(1) I was going to add “for those who remember” to the Fizzies Float, but, apparently, Fizzies are still a thing.
(2) My due diligence revealed several recipes for “Spaghetti-O’s lasagna” – Feel free to search on your own if you’re curious.
(3) There are also recipes available for Skittle wine.
(4) None of my beer-buds responded to my request for a photo of a well-poured Black and Tan so I scooped one from Flickr that is licensed under Creative Commons – Many thanks to Brendan Lim.
Maybe the Black and Tan with Bud Light is OK after all.
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday series.