Right now, there is just one black vodka on the market in America: Blavod. Made in Germany (not Transylvania, as the name might lead to you believe), Blavod gets its signature violet-black color from catechu, an extract from acacia tree bark, which is often used in South Asian cooking for medicinal purposes and in breath fresheners. In the vodka, though, the extract pretty much only adds color. The flavor is crisp and smooth, with just a hint of herbaceousness and anise on the finish, making it perfect for a range of vodka cocktails. Try it in a deep, dark Vodka Martini or simply a Vodka Soda, or layer it on top of orange juice for a dual-toned Screwdriver. At around $30 a bottle, it’s affordable and fairly easy to find (especially around Halloween), but it’s certainly not the only way to stock your bar with black vodka. You can also make it at home.