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Black & Tan
The Black & Tan: a cocktail mixing two beers also called Arf & Arf.


Pour 1 personne
50% Pale Ale beer
50% Porter beer

How to make

👉 straight to the glass / 🥃 beer glass / 🍹 long drink (25cl) / ⏱️ 3 mn
  1. Fill the first half of the glass with the Pale Ale.

  2. Gently pour the Porter beer over the top along a spoon.


The Black & Tan appeared under his other name Arf & Arf in 1862 in "Bartenders Guide: How to mix drinks" by Jerry Thomas, later in 1884 in "The Modern Bartenders' Guide" O.H. Byron was one of the first to publish the recipe as "Black & Tan" in a cocktail book.

This Black and Tan recipe is the English version, the American version also described in 1862 by Jerry Thomas was composed of 50% Old Ale beer and 50% New Ale beer.

The Black & Tan recipe can be more simply made with classic Lager-type blond beer and Stout-type beer (Guiness) but the original recipe is the one above.

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