Cocktail & Other Recipes Cocktail Type Nonalcoholic

Black Magic

The hangover-smashing Black Magic cocktail combines beet juice with activated charcoal—the latest detox trend that claims to help dispel unwanted toxins. Don't be turned off by the jet-black hue, the charcoal itself is tasteless.


  • 510 mg Activated charcoal (two 260mg capsules)
  • 1 oz Honey syrup (one part honey, one part water)
  • 1 3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/4 oz Beet juice
  • Garnish: Lime wheel


  1. In a small bowl, break apart the charcoal capsules and discard the outer layer.

  2. Whisk together the charcoal and honey syrup until combined (it will be jet black in color).

  3. In a shaker, combine the charcoal-honey syrup with the remaining ingredients and fill with ice.

  4. Shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.