The Black Velvet is an interesting mixed drink that combines Champagne and beer. One may think this an unlikely combination but it's actually quite good and some people prefer it with more Champagne rather than the 1:1 mix in this recipe.
Supposedly the Black Velvet was created by a London steward and served while the country was in mourning over the 1861 death of Queen Victoria's husband.
The drink is such a hit that it has inspired a few companies to bottle similar mixes over the years. However, it's rare that these last long on the market. That really is not a surprise since it's such an easy mix that anyone can pull off.
- 4 ounces Champagne
- 4 ounces chilled stout
- Pour the Champagne into a beer mug, pint glass or Champagne flute.
- Slowly pour the stout on top.