Black Velvet Cocktail Recipe

Black Velvet Cocktail - Popular Stout and Champagne Cocktail
Beer and Champagne? It's true and the Black Velvet was created for royalty. Tooga / The Image Bank / Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 4 ounces Champagne
  • 4 ounces chilled stout

How to Make It

  1. Pour the Champagne into a beer mug, pint glass or Champagne flute.
  2. Slowly pour the stout on top.