Any adult Halloween party is a little more exciting with this low carb, black colored cocktail. Dry ice dropped into the glass will add tho the spooky effect. Dark spices, rum, and coffee flavors combine in this drink to make your lips tingle and your head swim. It’s crazy black magic for sure…
Drizly, an alcohol delivery service, partnered with Lowcarb-ology to bring you this awesome autumn cocktail.
For this cocktail recipe you need: dark spiced rum, vodka, reposado tequila, sugar free vanilla syrup, coffee flavor water enhancer, activated charcoal (available at most pharmacies), jalapeno, dried cloves, dried ginger, rhubarb bitters (optional), fresh lime, dried chipotle powder, sugar free ginger ale
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Staying out of the candy aisle gets harder and harder as Halloween creeps closer and closer. The candy corn, peanut butter & molasses taffy, and chocolate bellow out a siren song that I can’t ignore. This has nothing to do what-so-ever with cocktails, of course, just that I have a hard time passing up Halloween candy. Of course, the fact that the candy finds its way to the grocery shelves around Labor Day doesn’t help a bit.
We don’t celebrate Halloween for a variety of personal reasons but a spooky cocktail or two appeals to the part of me that stayed up all night reading gothic romances when I was a teen. Maybe I watched too many episodes of The Munsters or the Addams Family. Serving a chalice (or even a paper cup) of this inky black cocktail during a Game of Thrones episode only adds to the ambiance and the experience. A black and white party or wedding are the perfect venues for this black colored cocktail, too!
Don’t just think of it as a Halloween drink.
The flavor is warm, smoky, and spicy. Your lips tingle from the cloves, ginger, and chipotle with every sip. Spiced rum and tequila give the drink more dimension with layers of subtle flavor. Let’s be real, the vodka is in there just to add more alcohol to the mix. My uncle smoked a pipe that had the most amazing smell of cherry, vanilla, and something else.. This cocktail tastes the way my uncle’s pipe used to smell – I can’t explain it better than that.
Activated charcoal is used to achieve the inky, black color. Don’t say “no way” just yet.
Activated charcoal is available in the pharmacy or at the health food store. The capsules actually have a lot of health benefits, including detoxing your body. I won’t say it keeps you from having a hangover but hey — it can’t hurt. You pull open the capsule and use the powder inside, mixing it into the drink.
Activated charcoal is completely free of flavor but it does add dense black color. Use Food coloring if you prefer but that gets messy — believe me I tried.
What in the heck is a Drizly?
Drizly is an online delivery service that allows you to order your favorite adult beverages and have them delivered in less than an hour!
So, say you are in the middle of a party and you’re mixing this Crazy Black Magic cocktail but all of a sudden you realize that the love of your life has used the last of the rum to mix up his Cuba Libre.
It’s ok! All you need to do is pick up your cell phone, download the ap (or log in to Drizly.com), and sign up. After that it’s easy. Add the rum to your online cart… oh.. and haven’t you been meaning to try that new bourbon? Once you’ve bought all your stuff you’ll check out, pay and tip the driver, then wait for the doorbell to ring.
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Activated charcoal comes in capsules at my local store but I recently found the charcoal powder on Amazon! No more messes from taking apart capsules! Rhubarb bitters are tangy and add a nice little spark to this cocktail.
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Crazy Black Magic Cocktail Recipe
- 1 slice of fresh jalapeno
- 2 ounces Captain Morgan Tattoo or favorite spiced rum
- 1 ounce gold tequila reposato
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1/2 ounce sugar free vanilla syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon coffee flavor water enhancer
- 1/4 teaspoon activated charcoal from pharmacy
- 1/8 teaspoon dried cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon dried ginger
- 2 dashes rhubarb bitters
- Pinch of chipotle powder - or to taste
- Squeeze of lime
- 4 ounces diet ginger ale
Muddle an jalapeno slice in the bottom of an on the rocks glass.
Fill with ice.
Shake the first 11 ingredients together in a shaker with ice.
Strain out over the ice in the glass.
Add the ginger ale.
Garnish with lime slice.