About Brian D. Murphy

Brian D. Murphy is a graphic designer, cocktail tinkerer, and self-proclaimed recovering investment banker. His whimsical cocktail guide, See, Mix, Drink, contains color-coded, illustrated recipes for 100 favorite cocktails. Murphy mixes drinks, including his favorite, the Old-Fashioned, at his home bar in Minneapolis.

Two black velvet cocktails in flutes with a napkin and cork in the background.

Black Velvet Cocktail

There’s a reason this effervescent mingling of stout and Champagne contains the word “velvet.” It’s sooooo smooth and subtly sophisticated. Sip for yourself.