Black is back but this time it’s in the form of cocktails—and just in time for Halloween. Bars across the country are pouring beverages that range from a sultry purple-grayish black to the deepest black you can imagine.

On the fall menu at Analogue in New York City is the Thunderhead, which takes its color from dark aged rum and Crème de Violette.

Created by the team at Analogue, New York City


  • ¾ oz Creme de Violette
  • 1 oz The Botanist gin
  • ¾ oz Atlantico rum
  • ½ oz Cynar 70 Proof
  • 2 pieces raw ginger


Shake and double strain. Serve in Nick and Nora glass, then garnish with candied ginger.