Friday, April 3, 2009

Black Velvet, if you please.


Well I guess you can tell what the Hip Hostess ladies were doing during our Spring Break. It's day 3 since being back and we still have libations on the brain.

One of my favorite things to do when having friends over is offer one signature cocktail for the evening...but it has to be simple. I do not have the room or patience to deal with a dozen kinds of obscure spirits. That's why I LOVE my new discovery - Black Velvet (aka Black Magic). All you need is 2 simple ingredients - Guinness and Champagne (Prosecco or Cava work as well). It might sound like a strange combo, but the result is a smooth beauty that will please both the ladies and the gents.


If you want the Champagne and Guinness to separate to create a layered look, half fill a champagne glass with champagne and then gently pour the Guinness over the back of a spoon so the liquid runs down the sides.

If you want the drink to mix creating an overall smoky sparkling look, don't use the spoon when pouring the Guinness.

1 comment:

jasmine said...

huh. i have never heard of this one before! sounds delicious. i'll have to try it.