Black Witch
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Black Witch
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.72 / 5
The Black Witch cocktail is a dark and mysterious drink that packs a flavorful punch. With its deep purple hue, it's easy to see how it got its name. Aniseed ... more The Black Witch cocktail is a dark and mysterious drink that packs a flavorful punch. With its deep purple hue, it's easy to see how it got its name. Aniseed liqueur, also known as absinthe, is the star of this cocktail, providing a bold and distinctive licorice flavor. The addition of blackcurrant cordial brings a sweet and tangy note to balance out the anise, while the cider adds a refreshing and effervescent element. The result is a complex and layered drink with a slightly fruity and herbal taste. The Black Witch is the perfect cocktail for those who enjoy bold and intriguing flavors.
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Aniseed liqueur
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7.99% | 4.27 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Black Witch

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the cider and Pernod in a glass and add the blackcurrant
Fill the glass with ice, stir gently and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the aniseed liqueur in the Black Witch recipe?

Yes, you can substitute the aniseed liqueur with sambuca or Pernod if you prefer a similar licorice flavor. If you're looking for a non-licorice alternative, consider using a fruit-flavored liqueur that complements the blackcurrant cordial.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Black Witch cocktail?

The Black Witch is best served cold in a pint glass. Ensure all ingredients are chilled before mixing. Stir the ingredients gently in the glass rather than shaking to maintain the integrity of the cider's carbonation and serve immediately for the best taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Black Witch compare to a standard beer?

The alcohol content of the Black Witch cocktail is approximately 7.99%, which is higher than most standard beers, which typically range from 4% to 6%. This makes the Black Witch a stronger choice, suitable for sipping.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any interesting ways to customize the Black Witch cocktail?

Certainly! Consider adding a splash of soda water for a lighter, more refreshing version or a few fresh blackberries for a fruity twist. For a spicier kick, a dash of cinnamon or clove can complement the aniseed flavor beautifully.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Black Witch cocktail?

The unique and bold flavor profile of the Black Witch makes it a great choice for Halloween parties, autumn gatherings, or any occasion where a distinctive, themed cocktail is desired. Its rich color and intriguing taste will surely stand out.

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