Deadly Nightshade

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Name your poison! Named after a beautiful but deadly plant, this drink has a dark color that hints at something sinister.  But don’t worry, instead of using poisonous flowers or berries, we used black currant juice and black currant liqueur (also known as crème de cassis).


  • 1 ½ oz bourbon
  • 2 oz black currant juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz crème de cassis
  • black or red grapes
  • club soda


Shake bourbon, juice, syrup and liqueur over ice and strain into cocktail or old-fashioned glass containing ice and chilled red or black grapes. Top off with club soda.


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