Black Dahlia From Revenge Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:30

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Black Dahlia From Revenge cocktail is named after the infamous unsolved murder case of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles, 1947, who was posthumously nicknamed 'The Black Dahlia'. This cocktail is a dark, mysterious blend that reflects the noir feel of the crime. It's a favorite among those who enjoy a good mystery and a strong, complex drink.

How Black Dahlia From Revenge Tastes?

The Black Dahlia From Revenge cocktail is a strong, full-bodied drink with a complex flavor profile. It has a deep, rich sweetness from the blackberry liqueur, balanced by the tartness of the lemon juice. The gin gives it a botanical undertone, while the absinthe adds a hint of anise.

Interesting facts about Black Dahlia From Revenge

  • The cocktail is named after the infamous Black Dahlia murder case.
  • It's a strong, complex drink, reflecting the mystery of the case.
  • The cocktail is a blend of sweet, tart, and botanical flavors.


A few good options for Black Dahlia From Revenge are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Blackberry Liqueur

Used for its sweet and tart berry flavors, the 1.5oz measurement offers a fruit-forward base without being cloying. Less could make the drink too subtle, more, too sweet. Substitute with crème de mûre for a similar profile.

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1oz of gin provides a botanical backbone. It complements the fruit while not overpowering the other flavors. Less gin might lead to a too fruity cocktail, while more could make it overly herbaceous. A floral gin can add a new dimension.

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Lemon Juice

At 0.5oz, lemon juice adds acidity to balance sweetness and provides a refreshingly sharp edge. Too little, and the cocktail might feel flat; too much could make it sour. Lime juice could be a zesty alternative.

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A small 0.25oz dose introduces an anise flavor and complexity. Without it, the cocktail lacks its mysterious edge. Overdo it, and it might dominate the drink. Pernod can be a milder substitute.

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Recipe. How to make Black Dahlia From Revenge Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add 1.5oz of blackberry liqueur, 1oz of gin, 0.5oz of lemon juice, and 0.25oz of absinthe.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to properly mix the ingredients.
  • Use a chilled glass to keep the cocktail cold for longer.

Perfect Pairings

Cheese & Charcuterie

  • Gouda or Brie complement the fruity notes of the cocktail.
  • Cured meats balance the bold flavors of the absinthe.


  • Lemon tart or cheesecake work well with the lemony zing.
  • Dark chocolate enriches the cocktail's berry notes.

Asian Cuisine

  • A light sushi or sashimi platter can cut through the sweetness with its delicacy.
  • Spicy Thai dishes could contrast nicely with the sweetness and acidity.

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What you could change in Black Dahlia From Revenge

  • If you don't have blackberry liqueur, you can substitute it with creme de cassis.
  • You can replace gin with vodka for a less botanical flavor.

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And of course - twists🍹

Berry Bold Black Dahlia

  • Use raspberry liqueur instead of blackberry.
  • Garnish with fresh raspberries. It brings a different berry brightness, leaning more towards the floral notes and less on the earthy side.

Greenhouse Dahlia

  • Add a basil leaf into the shaker.
  • Strain over crushed ice in a rocks glass. The herbal freshness of basil adds a garden-like scent, creating a cocktail that feels like springtime in a glass.

Golden Dahlia

  • Replace gin with honey whiskey.
  • Utilize a smoked glass for an extra layer. This twist plays up the sweetness with a smoky character, marrying the rustic notes of whiskey with the sweetness of the blackberry in a sophisticated dance.

In case you forgot basics how to make Black Dahlia From Revenge

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Black Dahlia From Revenge

Is this drink sweet or sour?

The Black Dahlia From Revenge cocktail has a balanced taste, with both sweet and sour elements. The blackberry liqueur provides sweet notes while the lemon juice adds a sour kick.

Can I make this cocktail alcohol-free?

Yes, you can replace the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic alternatives, but it might significantly change the taste and experience.

Does this cocktail pair well with any specific food?

This cocktail, with its complex, full-bodied flavor, pairs well with robust, savory dishes such as steak or grilled chicken.

Can I use a different kind of absinthe?

Yes, feel free to use any absinthe that you prefer. However, each type might add a slightly different flavor to the drink.

How do I store leftover cocktail?

Leftover cocktails can be stored in the refrigerator. However, it is recommended to consume the Black Dahlia From Revenge immediately after preparation, as it is best served fresh.

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