Saturday, February 2, 2013

Black Velvet

Day 353



Black Velvet
3 shots out of 5


Finally!  Finally I can say, "Tomorrow is the Super Bowl!!".  Oh we have been waiting 18 years for this game.  We are all super excited to watch it tomorrow.  I found this recipe for Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips through a pin on Pinterest today and decided that I am going to be making them for the game tomorrow (super excited about that too!!).

I gave tonight's cocktail 3 shots out of 5.  I had found this cocktail by following links and ended up on Liquor.com where, ahem, I am a contributor!  Once I made this cocktail, photographed it and took my first few sips, my husband came into the kitchen and said, "Oh you used the Stout Guinness".  Apparently (which I didn't realize) the one in the bottle is the stout (which I've never had) and the one in the can is the draught (which I've had).  I didn't realize that there were different ones.  Now knowing this, I will assume that if I had used the draught Guinness this cocktail would have tasted quite a bit better.  The stout is more carbonated where the draught is smoother and doesn't really taste carbonated at all.  If you do make this cocktail, I recommend using the draught and using a champagne that you like, one that isn't terribly sweet.

Here is the recipe for a Black Velvet:

  • Guinness draught beer
  • Champagne
In a tall beer glass, fill half way with Guinness.  Then over the back of a spoon fill the last half of your glass with champagne.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to another beer cocktail.  They are fun and I do enjoy them for a change.

Cheers!!  Go Niners!!!!  And yes I have had the "Black Velvet" song in my head ever since I decided to make this cocktail.

The Cocktail Lady

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