DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, CaliGirl Cooking offers a spooky cocktail recipe.


This spooky take on the classic tiki drink uses activated charcoal to achieve a rich, inky black color. It's the perfect cocktail for Halloween!

Midnight Mai Tai

Makes 1 cocktail


  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 3/4 ounce orange curacao
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat
  • 1/4 teaspoon activated charcoal
  • Pineapple wedge and festive straw, to garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake to combine.
  2. Strain ingredients into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with pineapple wedge and festive straw and enjoy!

Find the original post and recipe here: CaliGirl Cooking Midnight Mai Tai