I did it guys! In between distance learning and attempting to keep my house spotless for prospective buyers, even though all of my glassware is boxed up and long gone (along with most of my other possessions) I made a little magic of my own happen. One final Halloween cocktail, the last of my Practical Magic series. This one is inspired by the resurrection spell, and we all know that never ends well. Hopefully, this cocktail is a little more successful, and less like to possess you… Despite this post being inspired by something dark and unnatural I decided to included one of my favorite quotes from the movie.
“But there are somethings I know for certain: always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.
Since this cocktail was inspired by the resurrection spell used in the movie, I literally interpreted “Black as night” as the darkest of liquors I could find, Mr. Black coffee liqueur and Kraken Black spiced rum. I added some cardamom bitters to help bring out the spices, and it goes very well with the sparkling grapefruit. If you’ve seen the movie then you know that the canned whipped cream is an internal part of this scene, and I had to incorporate it. It gives a slight creaminess and some fun foam to the drink, but feel free to leave it out.
Dark and Unnatural
1 1/2 oz. Mr. Black coffee liqueur
1 1/2 oz. Kraken Black spiced rum
1 dropper Scrappy’s Bitters Cardamom bitters (gifted)
top with Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit
Dollop of whipped topping
Combine the Mr. Black, rum and bitters in a mixing glass with ice and still until chilled. Pour into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Add a dollop of whipped topping (in the shape of a star if you must) and then top with sparkling grapefruit.