This is just weird. His book is stuffed with bizarre mixtures of brandy, beer and sherry, yet he says this recipe is never seen:
"How many people, I wonder, are aware that
Champagne and Guinness' Stout
make one of the best combinations possible? You may search the wide wide world for a cookery book which will give this information ; but the mixture is both grateful and strengthening, and is, moreover, far to be preferred to what is Known as
Rich Man's Shandy Gaff;
which is a mixture of champagne and ale. The old Irishman said that the "blackgyard" should never be placed atop of the " gintleman," intending to convey the advice that ale should not be placed on the top of champagne. But the "black draught" indicated just above is well worth attention. It should be drunk out of a pewter tankard, and is specially recommended as a between-the-acts refresher fot the amateur actor."
"Cakes and Ale" by Edward Spencer, 1913, page 225.
Surely everyone knows what Black Velvet is?