Black Velvet 1.000

Julia Ewan - The Washington Post; Glassware From Crate and Barrel

1+1 Cocktails Dec 3, 2008

This classic was created in London in 1861 to mark the passing of Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria.

Servings: 1
  • 3 to 4 ounces stout beer, preferably Guinness
  • 3 to 4 ounces champagne


Fill a champagne flute halfway full with the stout so that it has a foamy head. Gently add the champagne by pouring it over the back of a spoon and through the foam; this will create a visually pleasing effect as the champagne and beer mingle gradually in the flute.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from "Crosby Gaige's Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion" (M. Barrows and Co., 1941).

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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