Black Fizzie
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Black Fizzie
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Black Fizzie is a cocktail that perfectly combines the rich and malty flavors of Guinness with the crisp and effervescent characteristics of champagne. With origins dating back to the 1920s, ... more Black Fizzie is a cocktail that perfectly combines the rich and malty flavors of Guinness with the crisp and effervescent characteristics of champagne. With origins dating back to the 1920s, this cocktail has stood the test of time and remains a favorite among beer and champagne lovers alike. The generous pour of 90ml each of Guinness and champagne creates a unique balance of flavors, with the dark and creamy stout providing a sturdy base for the light and fruity notes of the champagne. The result is a pleasantly surprising combination that is both elegant and bold, making it a perfect choice for any occasion. Whether sipping on a hot summer day or toasting to a special occasion, Black Fizzie is a cocktail that will never fail to impress.
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8.1% | 1.46 units *

Champagne glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Black Fizzie

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a chilled flute pour equal parts of each ingredient, stir and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly combine Guinness and Champagne to make a Black Fizzie?

To make a Black Fizzie, first pour the Guinness into a chilled champagne glass to about half full. Then gradually top it with Champagne or prosecco, pouring gently to avoid excessive foaming. The drink is stirred gently rather than shaken to preserve the unique carbonation of both components.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal serving temperature for a Black Fizzie?

The ideal serving temperature for a Black Fizzie is around 6-8°C (42.8-46.4°F). Both the Guinness and Champagne should be chilled before mixing to maintain this temperature and ensure a refreshing taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Black Fizzie compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 8.1%, Black Fizzie falls into the medium range of alcohol content for cocktails. It's higher than light cocktails such as a Mimosa, which averages about 6%, but lower than stronger cocktails like a Manhattan, which can go up to 30% alcohol by volume.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

For what occasions is a Black Fizzie best suited?

Due to its unique blend of Guinness and Champagne, a Black Fizzie is particularly well-suited for celebrations or special events where a toast might be in order. Its distinctive taste also makes it a great conversation starter for gatherings or themed parties.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Guinness with another type of beer in a Black Fizzie?

While Guinness is preferred for its unique flavor and texture, you can substitute it with another stout for a similar experience. However, the taste and overall experience may slightly differ, as Guinness has a distinct rich flavor and creamy head that complements the Champagne's crispness.

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