Serves 4

If you love lemon drop cocktails but you want something spookier looking for Halloween, try this black-as-night version, made with activated charcoal. This is great for parties. Boo!


  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup purified or sparkling water
  • 2 tablespoons agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon activated charcoal (purchase in health food stores or online)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger juice (purchase or put ginger root through your juicer)
  • Lemon twists for garnish


  1. Add lemon juice, water, agave or maple syrup, activated charcoal, and ginger juice into a martini shaker.

  2. Shake or stir to your preference to combine, making sure all activated charcoal has been dissolved.

  3. Pour into martini glasses and garnish with lemon twists.