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Its Friday .. time for black cocktails

Upmarket bars around the world are using one of Lochside Natural Products favourite ingredients to turn cocktails jet-black.

Here are some of the best cocktail recipes we have found using activated charcoal .. (remember always use pharmaceutical food grade charcoal .. you can buy our pharmaceutical food grade charcoal here:

Black Margarita (Courtesy of Thrillist & Best of Tornonto)

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the Tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, lemon simple syrup, orange bitters, and activated charcoal. Shake vigorously, and strain into the cocktail glass over your choice.

Garnish with a lime wheel and serve immediately.

60ml Tequila

15ml Grand Marnier

30ml lime juice

Peels of 1 lemon

200g sugar

230ml water

Dash of Angostura

¼ teaspoon activated charcoal

Lime wheel, to garnish

Dreamsicle, (Courtesy of Chloe, New York City)

In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients. Add a scoop of ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass over ice and garnish with an orange slice.

25ml. Vanilla Vodka

25ml. Triple Sec

70ml. Orange Juice

40ml. Evaporated Milk

¼ tsp. Activated Charcoal

Black Sea Spritz, (Courtesy of Jesse Ross, bartender at Sycamore, San Diego)

Combine all ingredients except wine in a cocktail shaker and strain into a rocks or wine glass. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with an orange wheel and tarragon sprig.

25ml Jagermeister.

15ml Lemon juice 15ml. Tarragon syrup (to make tarragon syrup .. Combine 150g sugar and 150ml boiling water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the tarragon leaves and steep in hot simple syrup for 20 minutes.Strain into a clean jar, cover and refrigerate for up to two weeks.) Pinch of Himalayan Pink Fine Salt ¼ tsp. Activated Charcoal Top with Sparkling Wine/Prosecco/Cava Garnish with orange and tarragon

Have a good weekend x

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