Black Licorice Cocktail

Black Licorice Cocktail

This Black Licorice Cocktail with whiskey, orange liquor, and blackberries is a fun cocktail for all licorice lovers. Perfect for Halloween, too!

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Black Licorice Cocktail

Hello everyone. I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend well.

Halloween Recipes

After a short vacation, I am back with a new recipe. Our little cottage getaway was lovely. But now I feel that I need another break to recover from our vacation haha. Have you ever felt this way? Well, I guess I am getting older. But unfortunately, it’s Monday tomorrow – time to get back to work. So, I will keep it short and sweet today!

I rarely make and share Halloween ideas here. I only shared two recipes back in 2017: these Halloween Shortbread Cat Cookies and these Chocolate Halloween Cookies.

However, this year I’ve been really obsessed with Halloween ideas, and this Black Licorice Cocktail was the first idea I photographed.

Black Licorice Cocktail

I won’t like: this cocktail is quite peculiar. I wanted a dramatic black colour, so licorice was the first thing that came to my mind. Even though licorice isn’t for everyone, this cocktail is quite pleasant. Besides black licorice, it features whiskey, orange liquor, and blackberries. As always, you can adjust it to your taste. You can easily swap orange liquor for orange juice. And instead of making licorice base out of melted candy and whiskey, you can use licorice vodka.

Personally, I am not a fan of using food coloring. But if you want a black cocktail without the addition of licorice, that’s certainly a good option, too. Oh make a chocolate martini (Yes the martini with an addition of melted dark chocolate), that an alternative.

I hope you like Black Licorice Cocktail, and you will try it soon. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


Black Licorice Cocktail
Black Licorice Cocktail

Black Licorice Cocktail

Recipe by Ben | Havocinthekitchen


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This Black Licorice Cocktail with whiskey, orange liquor, and blackberries is a fun cocktail for all licorice lovers. Perfect for Halloween, too!


  • Licorice Base:
  • about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of soft black licorice candy

  • 3 tbsp. water

  • Black Licorice Cocktail:
  • 1 oz. whiskey (rum or vodka would work, too)

  • 1 oz. orange liquor

  • 7-9 blackberries

  • about 1 tbsp. of Licorice base or to taste

  • fresh blackberries, rosemary for garnish


  • Licorice Base:
  • In a small, preferably heavy-bottomed pot, combine the licorice and water. Cook over low heat, stirring with a spoon often, for about 5 minutes. The candy won’t melt completely, but as soon as they appear soft and pliable, you can turn the heat off. Using an immersion blender, process until homogeneous. You might need to add a little (up to 1/2 tsp.) water more, to make the process easier. Cool completely.
  • Mash the blackberries with a fork. For the cocktail, combine the whiskey, orange liquor, mashed blackberries (with juices), and the licorice. Start with a small amount (Less than 1 tablespoon) of licorice. Shake for 10 seconds to blend, try, and add more licorice base if desired. Enjoy!

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