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Black Velvet

Luxury | 15% ABV | United Kingdom

Black Velvet

Grace Otieno

Grace Otieno

Prep Time

3 Min

Dificulty

Simple

Serves

1 Person

The Black Velvet is a luxurious cocktail and a unique way to toast to Dad. Perfect for those who love beer and champagne, this cocktail combines the best of both worlds. Conceived in 1861 at London's Brooks's Club, its creation was a mournful tribute to Prince Albert's death as the bartender sought to symbolise the nation’s mourning by "darkening" champagne. The cocktail's name derives from its smooth texture and dark, velvety appearance. Since then, it's held its place as a classic, representing an intriguing blend of luxury and modesty.

Ingredients

Guinness beer, chilled
Guinness beer, chilled 
Guinness
Champagne (or any sparkling wine of your choice), chilled
Champagne (or any sparkling wine of your choice), chilled 
Champagne

How to make

1

Fill half a champagne flute with chilled stout (a British favourite)