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The Black Velvet has its origins at the Brooks Club in London, England. First made in 1861 to observe the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, the Black Velvet is a mixture of Guinness Stout and Champagne.

Although most recipes call for a 1:1 ratio of Guinness and Champagne, our recipe calls for slightly more Champagne than Guinness.

1 oz. Guinness

3 oz. Champagne

Pour Guinness into chilled Champagne flute or beer mug. Be careful not to create too much foam. Slowly add Champagne, preferably over the back of bar spoon or tea spoon to avoid mixing the two liquids.

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