Black Magic Makes For A Seriously Spooky Cocktail

October 23, 2017

Get your creep on this Halloween with ArtBar’s Black Magic cocktail. It's as sinister as it is delicious, and comes complete with eerie fog and bubbles.

Anna Fort

With a rich dark rum, citrus undertones, and the chocolatey hints of Porter beer, it’s a bit Pirates of the Caribbean meets Macbeth, and it's scarily tasty.

Behind the concoction is the ArtBar’s assistant director for food and beverages, Julio Henriquez. Julio was looking to amplify the flavor of beer, making it irresistible to people like himself who perhaps love spirits, but don’t have much of a taste for beer. Whichever camp you’re in, Henriquez pledges, Black Magic is sure to thrill.

And if you’re looking to pair it with an appetizer or entrée, Henriquez suggests the New England fries (aka Poutine), and the New England clam chowder. It also goes frighteningly well with the lamb burger served with feta cheese, fried green tomato, and chimichurri sauce.

ArtBar will be serving it up for one night only: Halloween.

But if you dare to indulge on your own, here's the recipe:

  • 1 ¾ oz dark rum
  • ¾ lime juice 
  • ½ simple syrup
  • 2 dash orange bitters
  • 2 oz porter beer 
  • Garnish with dry ice square    


ArtBar Cambridge - 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, 617.806.4200,


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