Black Velvet

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 4 ounces Guinness Stout
  • 4 ounces Champagne

Slowly pour together equal parts of Guinness Stout and Champagne in a beer glass.

This unusual drink dates to the death of Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert in 1861, which set off deep mourning. They even draped the Champagne in black for this recipe.