The Black Velvet is a drink made from stout beer (often Guinness) and white, Champagne.
The drink was first created by a bartender of the Brooks's Club of London in 1861, in memory of Prince Albert; husband of Queen Victoria. Though stout and Champagne may seem like an unlikely collision of sorts, the tangy effervescence of Champagne counteracts the bold stout, making a velvety smooth taste. It's ladylike delicateness meets handsome ruggedness. A classy drink for both parties.
P.S. This is traditionally served in a Champagne flute...but the cabin only had these lovely pinecone mugs. Ha-ha.
- 3 ounces stout (Guinness)
- 3 ounces Champagne
- 1. Fill a Champagne flute halfway with stout. Wait for the foam to disappear.
- 2. Top it off with Champagne. (You may want to pour the Champagne over the back of a spoon for a layered effect).