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Feeling Fancy? Try This Simple Stout Beer Cocktail For St. Patrick's Day

Black Velvet Beer Cocktail (Courtesy of The Tripel)
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We have a simple recipe if you feel like making a concoction on St. Paddy's Day that doesn't involve green food coloring.This 3-ingredient recipe for a smooth Black Velvet Beer Cocktail comes courtesy of The Tripel, a gastropub owned by "Top Chef" runner-up Brooke Williamson and her husband Nick Roberts. The blackcurrant flavor of the crème de cassis liqueur is what makes this recipe distinct from other Black Velvet recipes (and admittedly a little fancy for a drinking holiday that's associated more with quantity than quality).

Black Velvet Beer Cocktail from The Tripel

4 oz. Belgian Stout beer such as Allagash Black (but Guinness will work, too!)
4 oz. Cava, or other sparkling wine
1 tsp. Crème de Cassis liqueur
1 Luxardo Maraschino cherry for garnish

It's really easy. This can be served in a tall Pilsner glass or large Champagne flute. Pour the Cava or champagne into the glass first, and then add the stout. After the beer, add 1 tsp. of Crème de Cassis liqueur into the glass or flute.

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