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Bloody Black Bourbon


Prep time: 5 minutes | Makes: 1 cocktail


  • 2oz Bourbon

  • 4 oz ginger ale or ginger beer

  • 8 blackberries

  • 2 sprigs mint leaves

  • 1 tsp maple syrup

  • ¼ tsp activated charcoal powder*

  • 1 sprig rosemary

  • red food coloring

  • ice

*if you do not have activated charcoal powder you can substitute with black food coloring (mix blue, red and green together) this will be stirred in at the very end instead*



  1. Muddle blackberries, mint leaves and maple syrup together

  2. Stir/shake in the Bourbon and activated charcoal powder, mix until powder is dissolved

  3. Pour mixture in a glass over ice

  4. Top off with ginger ale or ginger beer

  5. Garnish with rosemary

  6. Drip red food coloring around the inside rim of the glass to look like blood

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