Sunday, October 30, 2011

Black Cat Martini

Using black vodka for Halloween is pretty obvious, but finding a pleasant tasting black vodka and creating a drink that tastes good as well as having novelty is more challenging. This cocktail uses the wild berry infused Eristoff Black vodka with dark Kahlua to achieve a tongue staining, squid ink black concoction with a truly unique flavor. The Hungarian herbal liqueur, Zwack, helps cut the sweetness and provide a slight black licorice aftertaste, but the dominant flavor is still cocoa, vanilla, and wild berry.
  • 2 oz Eristoff Black Vodka
  • 2 oz Kahlua
  • 1/2 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Zwack Herbal Liqueur
  • Orange
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Shake the ingredients with ice in a shaker until it sweats. Strain into the glass and garnish with an orange twist.