Black Magic Cocktail

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Black Magic cocktails in a Halloween setting

If you’re the kind of soul who loves to go all out for Halloween, covering your home in creepy cobwebs, witchy vibes, pumpkins, and broomsticks, then it’s time to apply a splash of the dark arts to your Halloween party drinks menu as well your décor. Simply mix up a cauldron of our ghoulish Black Magic Cocktail recipe to wow your guests and get your party started.




For a crowd, mix up a batch of black vodka in a bottle. Seal and store it in the refrigerator


Allow the grenadine to sink, it will rise from the bottom, for a Tequila Sunrise effect. Don’t stir!


For homemade lemon soda, add a squeeze of fresh lemon and lime juice to a bottle of club soda



1 Person

2 Oz

60 Ml

2 Parts

a few drops of black food coloring
0.5 Oz

15 Ml

0.5 Parts

3 Oz

90 Ml

3 Parts

lemon-lime soda
to garnish, a maraschino cherry



To make up your black vodka, pour 2 oz of vodka into a mason jar, add a drop of black food coloring, seal and shake until its fully combined. If you want it darker, add another drop of coloring


Pour the vodka into collins or highball glass and add the grenadine


Add a handful of ice and top up with soda


Garnish with a cherry and enjoy!

Spellbinding ingredients for a Black Magic Cocktail

Black Magic Cocktail ingredients may seem spooky but let’s unpack this surprisingly easy drink. Start with the vodka: while black vodka is hard to come by, you can easily make your own by mixing black food coloring into your chosen vodka and use in all of your Halloween Cocktails. It does make messy drinking, but a black tongue was part of your witch costume, right? We recommend choosing a citrus or tropical flavor-infused vodka, like Skyy Vodka, to complement the rest of the ingredients.

For your lemon and lime soda, either pick your favorite store-bought version or make your own quickly by adding a squeeze of fresh lemon and lime juice to a bottle of club soda. Finish with a tablespoon or two of simple syrup to sweeten it up.

Last by not least is the grenadine. If you don’t have a bottle of grenadine on your shelf, this easy-to-come-by red syrup is a good store cupboard item to have on hand if you have started dabbling in cocktail making. When picking one, just take a close look at the ingredients and choose one with natural ingredients, if possible, for your Black Magic drink.

Recipe variations

To switch up your Black Magic Cocktail and make it even more ghostly, try our tips below:

  • For a gruesome Black Magic Cocktail, use a paintbrush to dollop drips of grenadine on the rim off the glass for the dripping blood effect
  • Make a lychee eyeball, dip a blueberry in grenadine and squeeze it into a peeled lychee, skewer it onto a toothpick (skull or skeleton topped ones for more evil) and allow the grenadine to bleed out, you can always drop a few in the glass
  • For cauldrons more Black Magic drink fun, try mixing this up using different flavored vodka like a Skyy Infusions Pineapple or Skyy Infusions Watermelon
  • For something sparkly, try adding edible glitter dust to swirl in with your grenadine
  • Try out alternatives on the fizzy front like ginger ale or fun flavored tonics.
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As our Black vodka Halloween drinks are topped up with soda it makes this cocktail equivalent to sipping on a glass of wine about 11% ABV but with way more drama and a black tongue and one of the Best Fall Cocktails.

To make an eerie Black Magic mocktail, leave out the vodka and mix beet or black cherry juice with your soda and add a drop or two of black food coloring for the ghostly black effect.