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- Pour the Guinness Stout into a chilled Champagne Flute.
- Add chilled Champagne and stir gently.
10.8 g per serve
When cider or perry is used in place of champagne, it is sometimes known as as a Poor Man's Black Velvet.
History of the drink
This drink is often mistakenly attributed to a bartender of Brooks's Club in London in 1861 to mourn the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's Prince Consort. However, its roots may have been a German cocktail known as "Menschenfreund" from the 1830's (meaning philanthropist). "Champagne Velvet" is the name of the cocktail that first appears in Harry Johnson's 1888 New And Improved Bartender's Manual.