Black Cocktail for Black Friday

Who said Black Friday had to be about shopping?

Black Friday is getting a makeover, with retailers like REI keeping their doors closed and some State Parks encouraging people to get out into nature and enjoy one another’s company. So give thanks, kick your feet up, and hang out with your family, dagnabbit. Yo!  I understand, some people need a cocktail to enjoy their family… and I’m here for you.

Here are some fun Black Cocktails to enjoy on Black Friday. I met up with Josh Suchan of Los Balcones in Los Angeles to show you how to make a smoky black cocktail to take the edge off the holidays.

5 Halloween Cocktails that are black as night

I put together a collection of dark as night cocktails to delight your guests, or just get you through the holidays. Featuring amaros, smoky mezcals, or captivating ingredients like squid ink & activated charcoal, these drinks originally ran in Chilled Magazine as Halloween Cocktails for Wicked Holiday Entertaining, but I’m not above recycling. It’s good for the environment, right?

 

Find the recipes at Chilled Magazine– 5 Black Cocktails for Halloween, Black Friday, or pretty much anytime you need some mystery in your life.

For those of you in Los Angeles – here are 3 drinks that you can try in our backyard.

The Black

by Cory James at Goldie’s on Third

Carpano Antica, Cio Ciaro Amaro, Fernet Branca, Mint & Smoked Maldon Salt

The Final Burn

by Josh Suchan at Los Balcones de Peru

El Silencio Mezcal, Leopold Bros Alpine Liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse, Lime & Activated Charcoal

For the Watch

by Greg Bryson at the Wallace

Iawai Japanese Whiskey, Amaro Cio Ciaro, Cointreau Guignolet, Grapefruit Juice, Squid-Ink Rosemary Syrup

  • Jason Schmid

    Making that tonight. For sure.