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Black Velvet Beer Cocktail

Black Velvet Beer Cocktail
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
  • Servings 1
Equal parts champagne and stout beer, this mixed drink is as easy as they come but tastes like nothing you’ve ever had. This cocktail is a great way to use up any open bottles of champagne left after you throw a party; the smooth brew complements the bubbles in a way that you’d never expect. This recipe is all about the proportions; you can make any number of drinks you want as long as you have enough of both ingredients.
By TBSP Kitchens
Updated May 31, 2017


  • 1 part champagne
  • 1 part Guinness™ Irish stout, or other stout beer


  • 1
    Fill glass halfway with champagne.
  • 2
    Top off glass with stout beer of choice.

  • To “float” the beer on top of the champagne and create separated layers, turn a spoon upside down over the glass of champagne and pour the beer over the curve of the spoon into the glass. This will keep the two from combining.

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  • A Black Velvet is made by combining sparkling white wine (typically champagne) with stout beer, like Guinness™. It was originally created in London in 1861 to mourn Queen Victoria’s Prince Consort, Albert—the dark color symbolizes the black or purple armbands mourners wore.
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