This dramatically dark drink's elegantly equal proportions are offset by the addition of a small amount of activated charcoal powder — an unusual (and, yes, edible) ingredient that has been making appearances on inventive cocktail menus in recent years. Here, it joins navy-strength gin, maraschino, Chartreuse, lemon juice and Brennivín — a bracing Icelandic schnapps — in beautiful balance.



    1. Step 1

      Combine all ingredients but the charcoal in a mixing glass, then add the charcoal. Add ice, and shake vigorously. Double strain (through a cocktail strainer, and then a mesh sieve) into a chilled coupe.