Black Velvet

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Added: 2nd January 2022

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The Black Velvet Cocktail is a mixed drink that is typically made with equal parts of stout beer, such as Guinness, and champagne. The drink is said to have originated in 1861, in London, England at the Brook's Club, in honor of the passing of Prince Albert. The bartender at Brooks Club, an establishment frequented by the elite of London, decided to create a drink that would reflect the nation's mourning by combining two of England's most popular beverages, Champagne and Stout, to create a drink that symbolized the "black" of mourning and the "velvet" of luxury. The Black Velvet Cocktail is considered a classic cocktail that's perfect for any occasion, particularly as a winter drink. It is typically served in a tall pilsner glass, and it is garnished with a lemon twist or a cherry. The drink is considered a classic cocktail that's perfect for any occasion, particularly as a winter drink. The Black Velvet Cocktail is a versatile drink that can be made with different types of stout beer and variations on the recipe have been created over the years.
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