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19 BEST Black Cocktails: Your Dark Party Awaits!

Whether it’s for a Halloween party or any dark occasion, these 19 spooktacular black cocktails are sure to offer that delicious flavor and deliver that spooky effect! 

There’s something cool and mysterious about sipping a black drink, regardless of whether you’re on your own or with a group of people. 

Black cocktails should be on top of your must-try cocktails because they will surprise you with how much they can level up your regular cocktails.

Get those ice and liquors ready for an adventurous and flavorful mixing. 

These 19 cocktails use dark liquor or activated charcoal to darken drinks in a good way.

As they say, once you go black, you never go back.

And there are many scenarios in which you can potentially use these incredibly delicious, dark drink recipes we’ve gathered: Halloween, black-themed parties, and any dark occasion. 

The #3 Dead Man’s Kiss Black Cocktail may be the flavor your taste buds want. 

(I even made the homemade black vodka that she mentions, and it came out great!)

But I suggest serving #18 if you spot some guests that love both Guinness beer and champagne

Strong, a little sweet, and easy to make: that’s what a Black Russian is all about.

This classic drink unsurprisingly stands the test of time as it was made around the 1940s.

With only two ingredients, this recipe is the simplest among all the black cocktails you can make.

It’s true; you don’t need much effort to get such a memorable flavor. 

Are you feeling a little more adventurous about your black drink? 

If so, get ready to go on an adventure of a lifetime and experience a dead man’s kiss (no, not literally).

This drink is the perfect blend of dark and intense, but what completes it is the sweetness in it. 

Do you know how to make your black vodka? 

This recipe teaches just that. 

You’ll need patience, though, because it takes a little over a day to successfully make it.

Fair warning: Making this drink can be a tad bit addicting.

If you’re looking for a hint of fruit in your black cocktail, the Full Moon-Tini is here to satisfy your cravings.

This Full Moon-Tini recipe is exciting because you must make it at least a month ahead. 

Imagine the effort that goes into it. 

But it all is worth it once the drink touches your lips.

Don’t be fooled by the name of this cocktail because it has just the right amount of sweetness and tangy that will make your taste buds feel like it’s having a party.

You’ll be surprised to know that the superior taste of this recipe only needs you to shake all the ingredients together, and…voila!

Easy and flavorful? 

Nothing’s a better pair.

This cocktail does not need to give too much effort to look fabulous.

It even has a name that matches the vibe the drink gives.

This recipe is all you need to follow if a potent cocktail is more up your alley.

It has all the flavor notes we love in a margarita, but with the extra excellent black color. 

Even the salt here is black. 

If you want a less intense Black Margarita, add a splash of fruity sparkling water to even out the taste.

The Lunar Elixir is as extraordinary as its name.

It’s the simplest-looking black cocktail, but don’t be fooled; it’s a flavor party in your mouth.

To achieve an extra blackness, feel free to mix in some activated charcoal to the recipe.

The charm of this recipe is in the optional ingredient: dry ice (remember to handle it with care).

The sweetness and sourness of this drink perfectly complement the color. 

This won’t take more than 5 minutes to make, which makes it all the more charming.

Black doesn’t always mean that it’s sad and cloudy. 

This recipe will prove that a drink as dark as this can be light and refreshing.

Three ingredients are all it takes to stay calm and mysterious while feeling revitalized.

It doesn’t have to be Halloween to try and make this Undertaker Cocktail. 

This recipe’s blend of vanilla vodka and Kahlua balances the creme de cacao and chilled espresso flavor. 

To create, fill a martini shaker with ice, pour the ingredients, then shake, shake, shake. 

Strain the mix into the glass, and then finish it with the chilled expresso.

The Blackberry Rum Cocktail, or the Raven, is a drink that works best during Halloween, but it can be the kind of drink that you can enjoy any day of the year. 

The biggest draw of this recipe is that it’s exceptionally refreshing with just the right hint of sourness and sweetness. 

Make this recipe for large crowds; anyone will love this drink’s delicious and refreshing feeling.

Martinis are fun because it’s about just putting and mixing the ingredients in the shaker, and you have your cocktail. 

The same goes for this black vodka martini, except you need to make your vodka black.

The recipe offers different options for your black vodka martini, so you don’t have to worry about how to do it.

Pro tip: The dry ice makes this recipe even more remarkable than it is (but it’s optional, of course).

Think of the regular Manhattan cocktail, but with more hints of bitterness and herbal flavor. 

That’s what the Black Manhattan is all about.

Although it has a hint of sweetness, this recipe is all about the earthy and herbal flavor. 

Despite the seemingly complex flavor, this recipe is straightforward to do.

If you’re feeling a little braver, try this drink.

Out with the bitter, in with the sweet.

If there’s a part of you that’s craving refreshing and sweet, just try out this Black Sangria recipe.

Although it’s a little more time-consuming to make than other cocktails on the list, it’s more than worth it.

When making this drink, remember that the longer you let it sit in the fridge, the more developed the flavors will be. 

Pro tip: Keep the sweetness of the drink by avoiding the ice.

Ice makes the taste diluted, so avoid it at all costs.

Regardless of whether you’re a fan of Black Panther or not, you will surely enjoy and appreciate this cocktail.

The main charm of this recipe is the purple sugar crystals on the rim, but the drink has a remarkable taste that you can play around with.

Depending on your taste, you can make it stronger with more vodka or less sweet with more lemonade. 

All it takes is one sip of this drink for you to feel as refreshed and strong as Black Panther.

Or maybe not, but the drink does the job of entertaining you and your guests.

Fruity with a hint of fig’s sweet and honeyed taste is a specific taste you will not forget.

It’s even more memorable when it’s in a martini.

This is the most straightforward recipe you can do to achieve such a strong, rich, delicious flavor. 

Black cocktails aren’t a Halloween special only.

They can be an excellent option for summer.

This Black Lavender Lemonade Cocktail recipe proves that black cocktails can have that fun and summery vibe regular cocktails have. 

What’s cool about this refreshing drink is that if you enjoyed the taste so much, you could have it any day.

You can also make this drink a mocktail to enjoy the taste without the buzz.

If a bubbly cocktail is more up your alley, you’re lucky to come across this recipe. 

The Black Velvet Cocktail is one of the unique black cocktails you can find.

This recipe is an unlikely pairing of Guinness beer and champagne, but it works wonders.

It’s impressive as you can create beautiful layers if you put your heart into pouring it.

Make things more classy with this Black Magic Champagne Cocktail recipe. 

This recipe gives a unique way of making black vodka by mixing food coloring, which is already a fun process in creating this drink.

Creating the cocktail is easy; once the drink is poured, it looks beautiful because it’s black as black.  

The bottom line

Black cocktails may just as well take the world by storm when you realize you’ll never have enough once you try them.

Regardless of whether you prefer a sweet, fruity, or sour taste, the black color of the cocktail will give a stronger vibe to your drink.

Remember that trying these flavorful, dark, and spooky cocktails doesn’t have to be Halloween—but of course—sipping these during the eerie days would be great.

Enjoy these fun drinks with anyone at all, whether they’re your family, friends, or just by yourself.

Experiment with these recipes and tweak them until you find the right flavor that perfectly captures the dark you love.

BEST Black Cocktails

BEST Black Cocktails

Whether it’s for a Halloween party or any dark occasion, these 19 spooktacular black cocktails are sure to offer that delicious flavor and deliver that spooky effect!

Ingredients

  • Black Devil Martini
  • Black Russian
  • Dead Man’s Kiss Black Cocktail
  • Full Moon-Tini
  • Spider Venom Cocktail
  • Black Margarita
  • Lunar Elixir
  • Black Heart Daiquiri
  • Black Widow Cocktail
  • Undertaker Cocktail
  • Blackberry Rum Cocktail
  • Black Vodka Martini
  • Black Manhattan Cocktail
  • Black Sangria
  • Heart Of Wakanda Cocktail
  • Black Fig Vodka Martini
  • Black Lavender Lemonade Cocktail
  • Black Velvet Cocktail
  • Black Magic Champagne Cocktail

Instructions

  1. Find your favorite recipe from our Black Cocktails list.
  2. Gather all the ingredients needed.
  3. Start mixing and make us proud!

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