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3 Cocktails You Should Be Drinking After Midnight (There's Squid Ink Involved)

Published On 10/05/2015 Published On 10/05/2015
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The Brambler 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz Pendleton Midnight
  • .5oz Cointreau
  • .5oz Cassis (or Creme de Mure, a dark berry liquor)
  • .5oz lemon juice
  • powdered sugar
  • pebble (crushed) ice
  • 7 blackberries 

Directions:

  • Pulverize 3-4 blackberries & add to mixing glass.
  • Pour Pendleton Midnight.
  • Add Cointreau.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Fill mixing glass with ice cubes. 
  • Firmly secure top to shaker; mix over your head for 20 seconds. When the container is cold to the touch, it's mixed.
  • Strain contents of shaker, including ice, into serving glass with crushed ice.
  • Dribble Cassis (or Creme de Mure) into drink. Add more crushed ice.
  • Garnish by sprinkling sugar & with 3-4 blackberries.
M.A./Thrillist

Eight Bells

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Pendleton Midnight
  • .25oz Cointreau
  • 1 barspoon Lucid Absinthe
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • One large squid ink ice cube
  • lemon twist

Directions:

  • To make squid ink ice cube, dilute ink in 4 oz. of water & freeze it.
  • Pour 2 oz. of Pendleton Midnight over squid ink ice cube in tumbler glass.
  • Add 1 barspoon of Lucid Absinthe. 
  • Add 2 dashes of orange bitters. 
  • Stir. 
  • Garnish with lemon twist. 
M.A./Thrillist

Polar Nights 

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Pendleton Midnight
  • .75oz Fernet Vallet
  • .25oz Demerara syrup
  • Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters

Directions:

  • Pour Pendleton Midnight into mixing glass with ice.
  • Add Fernet Vallet, then Demerara syrup.
  • Add 3 dashes of bitters. 
  • Stir ingredients; strain into martini glass.