Top 10 beer cocktails

Black velvet

Black VelvetThis cocktail is made using stout, usually Guinness, and white sparkling wine, usually Champagne, which are carefully poured into a tall Champagne flute. Using an equal measure of both the stout is carefully poured, over the back of a spoon, on top of the Champagne. Pouring the drink this way means that the two liquids remain in separate layers.

The drink was created in 1861 by the bartender of the Brooks’s Club in London to mourn the death of Prince Albert. The drink is meant to reflect the black armbands that were worn by mourners. A variation of this drink can be made using cider or perry instead of Champagne, but this is generally known as a “Poor Man’s Black Velvet”.

3 Responses to “Top 10 beer cocktails”

  1. Dharshan says:

    I love cocktails

  2. Beer bombs are quite nice!

    Try liquor ’43’ with Guiness or

    an Irish bomb: Jamieson with Guiness

    Jim Beam Red Stag with Bud draught

    Loads of scope!

  3. ben says:

    Try 1oz agave syrup, 2/3rds bottle of pacifico beer dash of lime and a shot of tequila

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