RECIPE: Black Velvet Cocktail. Ingredients 3 ounces stout (we’re talking guinness here, folks, or the like) 3 ounces champagne. It's black, it's white, it's perfect for a Beware the Birds! Black & White Theme Poe & Hitchcock Halloween Party
Black Velvets for St Patrick's Day. Guinness and Champagne. 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.