Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Champagne + Stout = Good (and drunk)


This weekend J's company hosted its annual holiday party. The food was once again quite good, but the best (and most surprising) treat of the evening was one of the featured drinks at the bar--Black Velvet. It was 1/2 stout beer, 1/2 champagne, and boy was it tasty. I have always been skeptical of mixing beer with anything, but this worked. The tart and sparkly champagne cut and complemented the hoppy beer flavor. I think this may become a holiday staple.

Photo by Mandolux, used with permission.

10 comments:

Syd said...

I would NEVER have put those together. I'm just curious enough to try it though. Thanks for sharing.

Rorie said...

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! Can't wait to try this - thanks for the idea!

Derek said...

In his book 'The Satanist'the author Dennis Wheatley describes this unusual drink as being Chancellor Bismark's favourite tipple. He too referred to it as 'Black Velvet'so it is an old fashioned drink with a real history.

Anonymous said...

Gilbert Roland's character gives Jane Russel's character this drink to prevent sea sickness in the Howard Hughes 1953 movie, The French Line.

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