Thursday, October 17, 2013
Frocktails: Black Magic
I couldn't resist coming up with a black cocktail for October in honor of Halloween. This black currant cosmopolitan is a deep purplish red that looks spookily dark when the light isn't hitting it. It's tart and flavorful, and you can fancy it up with black rimming sugar, which you can buy or make yourself with a little sugar and food coloring.
I thought the Taisia dress from Anthropologie was the perfect gothic, glam look to go along with my drink. It's feminine and flirty but still manages to look sophisticated and chic, and I'm never one to turn down a little black dress.
Black Currant Cosmopolitan
2 oz. vodka
2 oz. black currant juice
1 oz. orange liqueur
1/2 oz. lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
Combine the vodka, black currant juice, orange liqueur, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain into a glass, coated with rimming sugar.
Dress found here. Frocktails is a monthly feature for fashion and libation inspiration. See past pairings.