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Channel Your Inner Goth with This Squid Ink Cocktail

You may not see Robert Smith sipping piña coladas on a Cancun sun lounger, but that doesn’t mean goths can't enjoy a summer cocktail.

by Munchies Staff
Jun 1 2016, 9:00pm
Spare a thought for the goths at this time of year. It can't be easy channelling the heart of inner human darkness when you're sweating into a leather trench coat. And what does the trendy goth-about-town wear to a pool party or a beachside barbecue? Sand is a bitch to get out of cake makeup.

You may not see Robert Smith sipping piña coladas on a Cancun sun lounger, but that doesn't mean goths can't enjoy a summer cocktail.

So thank Satan for The Black Pearl: a drink that is both sunshine-appropriate and fitting with the perpetual gloom of our own mortal existence.

RECIPE: The Black Pearl

This dark concoction comes from Nicolas Baptiste, mixologist at Experimental Beach on the decidedly sunny island of Ibiza. Despite working in a bar that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and probably has its own Kygo remix playlist, Nico gets what these goths are about. His combination of Fernet Branca, fresh lime, and jet-black squid ink is as deep and moody as it is refreshing.

Just don't forget to keep the SPF 60 topped up.

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