On my first trip to Ireland, I had my first Guinness. I thought to myself, this stout has an unusual burnt toast taste. I must have commented to the Bartender because he picked up a bottle of purple liqueur, swirled it on my Guinness, and said drink it now. Called the Black & Black in Ireland, this drink is magically delicious.
Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Do you remember the first time you tried Guinness? Did you also think Guinness had a strong porter bite? You no longer have to suffer through it; add a shot of Black Current Liqueur, and magically the bite is gone. You can thank the Leprechauns for this twist on a Guinness Stout.
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Ingredients you’ll need to make a Black & Black
- Guinness Stout
- Black Current Liqueur
Simple and unique, the Black & Black. And only two ingredients.
Guinness tastes best when served on draft, but only in a Pub or Bar that sells a lot of Guinness. If the stout sits in the tap line for over an hour, it loses its freshness. For this cocktail I choose nitrogenated cans.
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How to make a Black & Black
Pop the tab on the can of Guinness Stout and let the can sit for a moment. You can hear the surge of bubbles from the nitrogen-filled capsule contained in each can of Guinness. It reminds me of the sound from a can of Reddi Whip when you squirt whipped cream all over that piece of Thanksgiving Day pie.
Pour the contents of the can into an official Guinness tulip-shaped pint glass at a 45-degree angle. Don’t have a Guinness Pint glass? Get one here. Let the beer settle while you wait for the creamy head to form on the top of the stout.
Swirl the Black Current liqueur on top of the Guinness creamy head. Now take your first sip and enjoy the Black & Black.
Here are the other 4 drinks I discovered during my trip to Ireland: Guinness (I buy it in a 4 pack of cans), Baileys Irish Cream, Irish Whiskey & Cranberry, and Baby Guinness. One other favorite is the Irish Car Bomb drink. I didn’t discover this in Ireland, but at a bar in South Carolina called the Blu Martini.
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Black & Black
- 14.9 Ounces Guinness 1 Can
- 1 Ounce Black Current Liqueur I prefer the Montbisou Cassis
- Pint glass
- Pour the Guinness into a Pint glass
- Swirl the Black Current Liqueur on the top
- Drink up!
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