DIY Holiday Cocktails: Guinness Black Velvet Beer Cocktail

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The Black Velvet is an interesting mixed drink that combines Champagne and Guinness beer. It was created in 1861, to mourn the death of Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria of England.


- 4 oz Champagne (not too dry)

- 4 oz Chilled stout, like Guinness

-Champagne glass



1. Slowly pour the Guinness in the champagne glass. Make sure there is no foam (head) on the Guinness.

2. Pour the champagne on top of the spoon, slowly over the beer. 

How To Make a Guinness Proper Black Velvet



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