When it comes to haunting drinks this spooky season, there’s no need to sacrifice style. The Black Velvet Cocktail is just the right cocktail with which to trick—and treat—your guests. Nutty with a tingling sweet finish, this spirited glass filled with dark stout beer and champagne is easy to assemble without having to sacrifice flavor.
The ebony-hued cocktail was created in 1861 while London mourned the death of Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria. Consequently, this effervescent cocktail is moody, dark and perfect for your halloween festivities.
Make sure to play up the beautifully black color of this cocktail with a gilded glass paired with a collection of dark serving trays and textiles. A dark monochromatic look can be a sophisticated update to the typical ghoulish spread.
Don’t forget to amp up the theatrics—it’s halloween, after all—by serving this drink with a smoking sprig of rosemary. Not only is the fragrance intoxicating, the visual it creates is a mysterious and exciting way to toast to the return of autumn.
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