Perla Negra

Perla Negra

Perla Negra

Created by Jim Kearns for Slowly Shirley.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Santa Teresa 1796
  • 1/2 tsp. Activated Charcoal
  • 1 oz. Kalamansi
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Honey
  • 1/2 oz. Ginger
  • 1 oz. Arrack

Top: 2 oz. Sorrel

Vessel: Skull Bowl

Ice: Crushed

Preparation: Add activated charcoal to shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the sorrel. Shake with about three large ice cubes. Strain over crushed ice into vessel. Pack a lit votive candle into the crushed ice on top of the cocktail. Measure and pour the sorrel around the candle. Garnish with candle and orchids garnish.


Fade to Black

Fade to Black

Fade to Black

Created by Martin McLoughlin for David Burke Kitchen NYC.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz. Chartreuse
  • 1 sprig of Rosemary
  • 1 1/2 oz. Starr Black Rum*
  • 1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup
  • 1/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

Glass: Rocks

Ice: Cube

*Starr Black Rum

Dissolve 1 tbsp. of raw activated charcoal powder in 1 bottle of Starr Ultra Superior Light Rum (750ml).

Preparation: Add Chartreuse and and rosemary to glass. In a shaker with ice, combine remaining ingredients. Shake ingredients and ignite chartreuse in glass for 10 seconds. Strain contents of shaker over flame to extinguish, fill with ice. Garnish with sprig of rosemary.


Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Photo Courtesy of Paul Wagtouicz

Heart of Darkness

Created by Courtney Colarik for Pouring Ribbons

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Cimarrón Blanco Tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Koch Espadin Mezcal
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Agave Syrup
  • 2 tsp. Activated Charcoal Raspberry Preserves*
  • 1 dash Bittermens Mole bitters

Glass: Snifter

Ice: Crushed

*Per batch: One 370g jar of raspberry preserves to 5 tsp of activated charcoal. Use the immersion blender to integrate.

Preparation: Add ingredients to a tin, add ice, give a quick shake. Fine strain into glass, add crushed ice. Garnish by serving on black lace heart-shaped doily/activated charcoal sprayed orchid on top.


dreamsicle

Dreamsicle

Dreamsicle

Courtesy of CHLOE, New York City.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 2 1/2 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. Vegan Half n’ Half
  • 1/2 tsp. Activated Charcoal

Preparation: In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients. Add a scoop of ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over ice and garnish with an orange slice.


Death Before Dinner

Death Before Dinner

Death Before Dinner

By Lead Bartender Matt Allred, Zentan, Washington D.C.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 oz. Flor de Cana 4 Year Old Rum
  • 3/4 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Orgeat
  • 1/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
  • a pinch of Activated Charcoal
  • Grapefruit Twist Garnish

Preparation: Combine rum, activated charcoal, grapefruit juice, lime juice, orgeat and maraschino liqueur in a shaker. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.