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Black Velvet

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

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 87

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 3mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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