Food & Drink

Black Velvet Cocktail from Beer Hacks

Try something different with this cocktail that uses beer as a key ingredient!

Black Velvet

Sometimes a perfect pint can be mad even better.

Put the black and tan to shame. This beauty first appeared in London in the 1860s and will help you extend the life of any bottle of Champagne—especially helpful if you’re hosting friends/freeloaders.


One 12-ounce can or bottle of Guinness Beer Hacks

One bottle of Champagne (or a sparkling wine if you don’t feel like splurging)

A Champagne flute

A spoon


1. Fill your glass halfway with Champagne.

2. Slowly pour the Guinness over the back of a spoon on top of the Champagne (adding the Guinness last will create a very visually cool layering effect). That’s literally it.

More About Beer Hacks:

Beer Hacks coverA tour de force of 100 tips and tricks, Beer Hacks is the ultimate guide to becoming a better beer drinker.

Discover the very best and most creative ways to serve, share, store, and savor your favorite brews. There’s problem solving: Warm beer? Chill a bottle in about a minute with a can of compressed air. DIY projects: Turn empty bottles into guitar slides. Party tricks: The only thing you need to know to safely tap a keg—and the one foolproof technique for shotgunning a beer. Flavor bombs: A French press is all you need to infuse ale with fresh berries. Whether you’re replenishing after a workout (that’s right: beer has electrolytes), or relishing the singular tranquility of a shower beer, Beer Hacks is the ultimate guide to taking drinking to the next level, making it more fun and more practical. Includes an emergency bottle opener on the front cover!



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