A buddy of mine has been working on perfecting his home black and tan-making skills. Unfortunately, despite having bent the bejesus out of one of his spoons and being as careful with his pour as possible this generally resulted in a disastrous waste of Guiness in most cases. To add insult to injury, this also caused a bit of “marital distress” as not only was he warping up the flatware, but he was also dirtying up the kitchen and making it generally reek of booze. Enter the Brütül Black and Tan Turtle.
This ingenious little device – pictured here with a friend’s foot (sorry Kass – my crop-fu is weak today) – changes the whole game. I picked one for the aforementioned buddy at this weekend’s Dublin Irish Festival. Note that the head of the turtle is also a bottle opener. Handy! You just pour in your Bass, set the turtle on top of the glass, and pour your Guiness over the shell. I haven’t seen it in action but the salesman assured me that the Guiness would proceed to run down the inside walls of the glass, producing a perfect black and tan every time.
Black and tan Nirvanna: achieved.