Guinness’ classic Black Velvet cocktail recipe

Indulge yourself in this champagne Guinness cocktail invented in 1861.

This famous drink was invented in 1861 at Brook’s Club in London. Prince Albert had died, everyone was in mourning. The story goes that the steward at the club, overcome with the emotion of the occasion, ordered that even the champagne should be put into mourning and proceeded to mix it with Guinness. The taste was so delicious the Black Velvet quickly became extremely popular.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1/2 Flute Champagne
1/2 Flute Guinness Extra Stout

Method:

Pour the Guinness Extra Stout into a clean/polished champagne flute. Top up the glass with the champagne, being careful to ensure there is no overspill. The Guinness Black Velvet should have a good dark color with a frothy head, resembling a Pint of Guinness.

Here the resident chef at the Guinness Storehouse shows you how:

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