Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Black Dahlia

Have you seen the TV series "Revenge"?  In the first season, Amanda makes a drink for Jack poolside at Nolan's house or should I say beach-side mansion.  It sounded yummy and not remembering precisely what was in it besides three parts vodka, one part something else and then a splash of another thing, I decided to look it up in this wonderful place called "The Internet".

Did you know that this drink actually has a dark side to it?  Really, not just the color or the fact that Amanda had killed a man with a tire iron the night before sharing this drink with Jack but "The Black Dahlia" is the name given to Elizabeth Short by the newspapers after her gruesome death in 1947 where her body was found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.

According to Imbibe Magazine The Gallery Bar was the last known location that Elizabeth Short was seen alive.

My version of The Black Dahlia is a combination of Amanda and The Gallery Bar's recipe.

3 Parts Vodka
1 Part Blackberry Liqueur
1 Part Coffee Liqueur

This is nice served over ice or chilled and served in a Martini or any fancy stem glass.

If you didn't see the show, Curt Wagner of Redeye describes how to make the drink exactly as Amanda explains.

P.S., I used Kettle One Vodka, Chambord Liqueur, and Kahlua.  This would make a nice signature drink for gatherings.