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Black Margarita Cocktail

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The Black Margarita, a bold and intriguing twist on the classic cocktail. This mysterious drink combines the familiar flavors of tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup, with a unique addition of activated charcoal for an intense black hue. Perfect for those seeking an adventurous and visually striking drink, the Black Margarita offers a taste experience like no other. Whether you’re hosting a spooky-themed party or simply looking to impress your guests with a one-of-a-kind cocktail, this dark and alluring drink is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Tasting Notes

The Black Margarita is a fascinating blend of flavors that tantalize the taste buds with each sip. The tequila provides a bold and robust base, while the orange liqueur adds a hint of citrus sweetness. The fresh lime juice adds a zesty brightness, balancing out the richness of the other ingredients. The addition of simple syrup brings a touch of sweetness, rounding out the flavor profile. Meanwhile, the activated charcoal imparts a striking black color to the cocktail, making it visually stunning and perfect for any occasion. Served over ice, each sip is a delicious journey of bold flavors and unexpected twists.

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Black Margarita

Black Margarita

Dare to Sip on Darkness with Every Shadowy Swirl


  • 1.5 oz tequila of choice
  • 0.75 orange liqueur
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 1 activated charcoal capsule
  • coarse salt for the rim
  • lime wheel for garnish


  1. If you're doing the salt rim, rub a bit of lime on the glass rim and dip it in coarse salt. If you want the salt black, mix it with a bit of charcoal from the capsule before dipping the glass in it.
  2. For the margarita - in a shaker add tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup, and the contents of the activated charcoal capsule, plus ice. Shake very very very well.
  3. Strain into prepared glass, garnish, and serve.


The charcoal looks impressive but offers no taste of its own, so this won't be much different from a regular margarita in terms of taste.

This would work really well for a dramatic cocktail party, or a Halloween party.

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Tips & Tricks

Infuse the tequila with fresh fruit such as blackberries or cherries for a fruity twist. Or use a fruity syrup in place of simple syrup.

Use a smoking gun to infuse the cocktail with a hint of smokiness for a unique flavor profile.

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