Mix up this unique Halloween cocktail for two, created by Jim Kearns of Slowly Shirley in NYC.

Perla Negra cocktail, skull glass, garnish

Perla Negra

Photo by Nick Vorderman

Perla Negra

Created by Jim Kearns, Slowly Shirley, NYC


  • 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.