Beer Champagne

#24 Black Velvet: Prince Albert, The Pendant To The Pretty Cousin

August 20, 2018

Today we are drinking what Megan Krigbaum cites as “A fancy man’s Black and Tan,” the Black Velvet. The Black Velvet is a beer cocktail made from a stout (often Guinness) and white, sparkling wine, traditionally Champagne. The drink is said to have originated at the Brooks’s Club on St. James’s Street in London, on the occasion of the death of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, in 1861. 

Black Velvet Recipe:


Add Guinness to a coupe, a flute, or a collins glass. Top gently with champagne.

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Music: Guinness Sauce by Radioactive Sparrow & Brown Torpedo