LUX Drink: The Black Heart

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Pixie, kobold, elf and sprite, all are on their rounds tonight; in the wan moon's silver ray, thrives their helter-skelter play. Setting the scene is essential for any Halloween soirée, so allow those creepy details to help tell a story and set the mood. Conjure up some cocktail magic and behold: The Black Heart.


1/2 ounce Black Vodka (like Blavod)

1/2 ounce Fig Vodka (like Figenza)

1 1/2 ounces Creme de Cassis

Dash of Dry Vermouth

Split fig for garnish

Ravishing my pretties....


It's a jet-black cocktail that will send chills up the spine. Combine with ice in a martini shaker. Shake to mix and strain into a cold martini glass. Garnish with a split black fig. Makes one cocktail. Turn the fig stem-side down and it’s a perfect heart shape (and the insides have the fleshy look of a human heart cavity).