The Dark Side Martini

An evil take on the classic martini
Dark Side Martini

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With black rum, crème de cacao, and brown sugar, this Star Wars martini is deliciously deadly.

This recipe is courtesy of Geek Girl Brunch.


  • 1 1/2 Ounce black rum
  • 3/4 Ounces crème de cacao
  • 1 Cup ice
  • Black food coloring
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar


Add black rum, crème de cacao, ice, and 1 or 2 drops black food color to a martini shaker. In a small bowl, add brown sugar and 1 drop black food coloring. Mix with fork until all sugar is black. Wet rim of martini glass with water. Dip rim into sugar. Strain martini into glass and serve.

Martini Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Martini Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.