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The Black Velvet cocktail recipe is a classic Irish sipper that you’ll be sipping with your pinky up. This delightful even blend of Guinness stout beer and sparkling champagne mellows out the flavors of both ingredients, making beer and bubbly haters into beer and bubbly lovers!
On a plane again! Hard to believe how easy it is to focus on writing when you’re confined to your seat at 36,000 feet.
Except when you glance out the window and see something super cool and just have to snap a pic. Does that happen to anyone else? My phone is jam-packed full of plane window photos, it’s ludicrous.
Squirrel syndrome at it’s finest. I could be the poster child.
Anywho, this past week was spent in California, learning all the things at the Mediavine Conference, and then exploring as much of the San Francisco area as we could in 5 days. Of course, a stop in Napa was required and there was much wine consumption.
But today, as we head home with all good intentions of detoxing and getting back to the gym to burn off the pounds I’m sure I gained…here’s beer.
I was originally planning on sharing this simple Black Velvet cocktail Monday. HA.
We did SO MUCH TRAVELING in the last few days. I took all the pictures and was so focused on capturing the week, work just kind of got away from me.
Luckily, this is coming at you in plenty of time for St. Patrick’s Day, which is getting so close!
I’ve been sharing lots of green/Irish/boozy recipes lately, which is probably more surprising to me than it is to you. I have only a tiny bit of Irish in my blood, but I am OBSESSED with all things Ireland. It’s obviously coming through in my work.
Hope you don’t mind a few more festive recipes in the next few days!
What is in a black velvet drink?
If you’ve ever been to an Irish or British pub, you know how many stout blends are available. Those folks mix their Guinness with everything from Bass Ale (Black & Tan) to hard cider (Snake Bite).
They’re all delicious.
The Black Velvet drink is a bit on the fancier side, requiring you to crack open a bottle of bubbly to put it together.
I like to keep a few of the small single-serve bottles in the fridge. They’re perfect for when I’m in the mood for this smooth champagne and Guinness cocktail. Drinking a couple of these after (or during!) an event or holiday is also a great way to use up what left in your champagne bottles before it loses its carbonation.
Here are a few other great ways to use champagne and Guinness!
- Brunch Sangria Mimosas
- Mint Chocolate Guinness Float
- Guinness Beef Sliders
- Guinness Jello Shots
- French 75 Cocktail
Black Velvet Cocktail
- 4 ounces champagne
- 4 ounces Guinness stout beer
- Pour champagne in a tall flute or pilsner glass.
- Slowly pour Guinness in, either directly or over the back of a spoon for a separated effect.
- Enjoy the blend, but drink responsibly! These go down easily.