The Blackbeard cocktail
A spirit forward spiced rum cocktail dyed black naturally with squid ink
  1. Start by adding the spiced rum, Fernet, and crème de cacao to your shaker.
  2. Next, add the squid ink. Careful, this stuff stains!
  3. Give the ingredients a hard, dry shake (no ice). This will help thoroughly incorporate the ink.
  4. Fill your shaker with ice and shake vigorously for a full 30 seconds so that your drink becomes cold and frothy.
  5. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with the chocolate stout.
Recipe Notes

You can find squid ink at your local fish market. You can also try a grocery store with a good fish counter, like Whole Foods. If you’re squeamish, feel free to substitute black food coloring.