Stout Champagne Cocktail – The Black Velvet

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: English


I haven’t given amounts here because it depends on the size of your glass. Do your best to pour the sparkling wine over the back of a spoon so that the cocktail has two layers. But if it doesn’t work (it rarely does for me) don’t worry, just drink.


  • cold stout (like Guinness) 
  • cold sparkling wine


  1. Get out a tall glass. Fill it halfway with the stout.
  2. Hold a soup spoon bottom-side-up (so the bowl of the spoon is a hill, not a valley) and let the tip of the bowl of the spoon just touch the glass right above where the beer ends.
  3. Slowly pour the champagne over the back of the spoon. As you pour, glide your spoon up the glass so that it is always just above the liquid.
  4. You should now have a nice golden layer resting above a black layer. Or not. Either way, drink.