Cold Black Heart Cocktail

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Recipe courtesy of Love Sucks Pop-Up Bar

For all the singles out there boycotting Valentine's Day, the Cold Black Heart—a cocktail from seasonal pop-up bar Love Sucks at the Noelle Hotel in Nashville—is the drink for you. 

  • 1Servings


  • 3 oz. blackberries
  • 3/4 oz. Aperol
  • 1/4 oz. grenadine
  • 1 1/2 oz. Hangar One vodka
  • 3/4 oz. lemon
  • 3 dashes Fee Brothers Rhubarb Bitters
  • Egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp. activated charcoal (you can find this at any pharmacy or health food store)
  • Skewered blackberry, for garnish
  • Lemon, for garnish


Muddle blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add Aperol and grenadine, then add vodka, lemon, bitters, egg whites, and activated charcoal. Shake dry ingredients, then add ice and shake again. Double strain. Garnish with skewered blackberry and lemon.