“I sought to incorporate contrasting visuals and flavors in Fine China’s beverage program. The solid black color of the Pitch Black has guests assuming that it would taste dark and rich. However, this drink is actually refreshing and light in flavor (and has quickly become one of our favorite cocktails in the restaurant).” —Kyle Hilla, beverage director of The Statler

INGREDIENTS:
—.25 bar spoon activated charcoal
—.5 oz. simple syrup
—.75 oz. lemon juice
—.5 oz. St-Germain
—.5 oz. Suze
—1.5 oz. Fords Gin

METHOD:
1. Combine all ingredients in shaker tin with ice and shake.
2. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a flower.

Courtesy of Fine China at The Statler

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