The Black Velvet is said to have been invented at the Brooks’ Club in London in 1861Beer 064 - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin after the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. So in a way, the Black Velvet is a cocktail of mourning. Drown your sorrows or if you’re fortunate enough, cheer for the win and pour a Black Velvet in toast.

Black Velvet

1 measure Guinness

1 measure Brut Champagne

Fill tall narrow beer glass with Guinness. Allow head to settle.  Do not tilt glass.  Gently top off glass with champagne.

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Black Velvet
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