We’ve always been curious to know what happens when you mix vodka with activated charcoal. 

Turns out, we get a cocktail that’s black like our souls.

Just kidding. Sorta. But we do get this dark and tempestuous drink. And that’s something to write home about.

It comes from NYC restaurant By Chloe. They’re really into the vegan thing, but they’re also into making strange libations. Called the Dreamsicle, this thing’s got the creaminess that the name implies, plus the booziness of vodka and the Halloween-appropriate look you appreciate this time of year.

And, don’t worry, activated charcoal is completely safe to drink in small quantities. In fact, it helps to flush toxins from your body. Here’s the recipe should you dare try this at home…

1 oz vanilla vodka
1 oz triple sec
2 ½ oz orange juice
1 ½ oz vegan half ‘n half (cashew-almond milk blend)
½ tsp activated charcoal

How to Make It
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, and garnish with an orange slice.

Why We Like It
Just… Look at it. It’s magical. And scary. And a cocktail. So mix up a batch for your party, and become the hero that Halloween deserves.

Photo Credit: Mikey Pozarik