A Black Velvet, traditionally made with Guinness and Champagne, was first created in London in 1861 to mourn the death of Prince Albert. Adding a drizzle of homemade Black Licorice Syrup
(and richly flavored oatmeal or chocolate stout) creates a molasses-scented elixir that’s anything but somber. These potent drinks make a perfect kickoff and accompaniment to a hearty English- or Irish-inspired brunch (pass the bangers and mash) or a Sunday roast.
- 1/4 cup stout, preferably oatmeal or chocolate chilled
- 1 teaspoon Black Licorice Syrup chilled
- 1/4 cup dry sparkling wine chilled
- Black licorice strip for garnish (optional)
Combine stout and syrup in a Champagne flute and gently stir. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with licorice strip, if desired.
Per serving: 80 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 6g carbohydrates (0g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 0g protein.
Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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