If ever there was a dangerous cocktail it's got to be the martini and we took inspiration for ours from one of the most dangerous girls in traditional Irish music. Black Velvet Band is the story of a man smitten from the first by a girl with sparkling eyes and long hair she ties up with a black velvet ribbon. Soon after they meet he finds himself in over his head when she pickpockets a watch from a passer-by and frames our narrator for the theft for which he is found guilty and sent to Australia.
The aromatics of vanilla vodka, Kahlua, and Guinness make our Black Velvet Martini similarly tempting and the ease at which you can drink it makes getting over your head a delightfully perilous adventure! Your martini-sipping soundtrack below is the Irish Rovers version of Black Velvet Band.
1 ounce Absolut Vanilla Vodka
1 ounce Kahlua
- To a shaker and ice, vanilla vodka and Kahlua and shake vigorously.
- Strain the shaken mixture over a martini glass.
- Fill with Guinness to the top of the glass.