By Carly Petrone
Here in New York City, activated charcoal can be found in cocktails, juice cleanses and even pizza crust. Here are five places you can try out this spooky trend, just in time for Halloween.
Black Tie White Noise at Beauty & Essex
146 Essex St.
New York, NY 10002
Stop into Beauty & Essex to test out their beautifully crafted Black Tie White Noise cocktail. This $17 is worth the splurge thanks to enticing ingredients like Gentleman Jack, Port Charlotte, yellow chartreuse, lemon, and activated charcoal. This drink is rich with plenty of texture and it’s served in a coup glass.
Activated Charcoal Lemonade at Pressed Juicery
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You don’t have to go to a bar to enjoy a charcoal-infused drink. Head into your local Pressed Juicery and opt for their pre-bottled Activated Charcoal Lemonade. This tasty hydrator is a mix of activated charcoal, honey, lavender, and lemon. It’s just 35 calories and it’s certainly a fresh take on a childhood favorite. This flavor is also spooky enough to serve around Halloween – the black color will go great in that punch bowl.
Dark Lemon Soda at The Wild Son
53 Little W. 12th St.
New York, NY 10014
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If you happen to be dining at The Wild Son in the meatpacking district then definitely add their Dark Lemon Soda ($7) to your order. This refreshingly tangy drink is made simply with lemon, honey, salt, and activated charcoal. The salt really brings out the tartness of this inventive soda. It’s almost pretty enough to be a piece of art in the nearby Whitney Museum.
Perla Negra at Slowly Shirley
121 W. 10th St.
New York, NY 10011
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Bring a friend along to try the Perla Negra over at Slowly Shirley. This big batch cocktail (it serves 2) is filled with Rum, Batavia Arrack, honey, ginger, orange, kalamansi, sorrel, activated charcoal, and Santa Teresa 1796. The mix of rum, honey, citrus, and herbs – along with the dark charcoal – is an unfamiliar taste, but a good one. Come try it out for yourself.
Olivella Bread’s Charcoal Crusted Pizza at The Regency Bar & Grill
540 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10065
Finally, you can now try Olivella Bread’s infamous charcoal crust pizza at The Regency Bar & Grill. As part of Loews Hotel’s latest local food and beverage experience, Flavor by Loews Hotels, guests can nosh on two exclusive additions to the menu. The Diavolo Pizza is topped with spicy pepperoni and nduya while The Truffle Pizza comes with homemade mozzarella cheese, porcini mushrooms, and truffle oil. Is your mouth watering already?
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