Halloween is a great opportunity to get creative – think about presentation! One of the latest cocktail trends is activated charcoal – which creates spooky black cocktails with a subtle, slightly smoky flavor. An easy way to achieve your black cocktails is to simply infuse the spirit of your choice by adding 2 tablespoons of activated charcoal powder to a full 750ml bottle and shake. Then you have the flexibility to mix up lots of varieties of cocktails! For example, you could infuse a bottle of tequila and make margaritas!
Spooky Margarita by Mia Mastroianni
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Agave Nectar
2 oz Charcoal-infused Tequila
Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice, and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with something spooky!
Glow-in-the-Dark Cocktail by Lisamarie Joyce
Tonic water glows in the dark so fill your party room with black lights and make this easy cocktail for your guests!
1 ½ oz Gin
2 oz pink lemonade
Combine all ingredients in a glass and top with tonic. Garnish with gummy worms and spiders for fun!