This beauty first appeared in London in the 1860s and will help you extend the life of any bottle of Champagne—especially helpful if you're hosting friends/freeloaders.   

You will need: 

  • One 12-ounce can or bottle of Guinness 
  • One bottle of Champagne (or  a  sparkling  wine  if  you  don’t  feel  like  splurging) 
  • A Champagne flute   
  • A spoon 

How  you  make  it: 

1.  Fill your glass halfway with Champagne. 

2.  Slowly pour the Guinness over the back of a spoon on top of the Champagne (adding the Guinness last will create a very visually cool layering effect).  That’s literally it. 

Excerpted from Beer Hacks:100 Tips, Tricks, and Projects by Ben Robinson (Workman Publishing). Copyright © 2018. Illustrations by Lee Woodgate/Son of Alan.