3 Easy Recipes For Mastering The Hottest Trend In Booze This Season

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There’s something about cooler temps and shorter days that makes us gravitate toward darker colors. Crimson shades and moody blues become your manicure go-tos. All black everything is the theme of your wardrobe. So why should your cocktail look any different? The hottest trend in booze is black—namely, an ingredient called activated charcoal that gives your drink a distinctive inky hue. Even better, it comes with health benefits. It’s a natural toxin remover said to help prevent hangovers and improve skin condition. You can’t beat that. Here, three recipes to keep you on trend this season.


Back To Black


The Batman by Johnny Swet

Jimmy at The James, New York City


  • Grilled pineapple chunks
  • Mint sprigs
  • 2 oz activated charcoal infused rum
  • 1.5 oz pineapple juice
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz agave
  • Crushed ice

Instructions: In a highball glass, muddle a bar spoon of pineapple and mint. Add rum, juices and agave. Add ice and stir. Garnish with pineapple chunks and mint.

Courtesy of Beauty & Essex

Black Tie White Noise

Beauty & Essex, New York City


  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz yellow Chartreuse liqueur
  • 1.5 oz Jack Daniel's Gentlemen Jack whiskey
  • .25 oz Bruichladdich Port Charlotte scotch
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 capsule activated charcoal

Instructions: Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously before pouring into a coupe glass.

Courtesy of The Standard East Village

Good & Plenty

The Standard East Village, New York City


  • .5 oz cucumber juice
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz water
  • 1 oz absinthe
  • 1 capsule activated charcoal or 1 drop black food coloring

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice to shaker, shake and strain into a Nick & Nora glass.