This swan black cocktail is so irresistibly beautiful and also very ripe for artistic interpretation.
You can add edible feathers as a modern topper for this simple textured drink.
Prep Time5 min
Total Time5 min
2.5 ounces Black Vodka
1/2 ounce crème de noyaux
3/4 ounce Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
6 ounces passion juice
A dash of Activated charcoal powder
¼ cup Hulled blackberries
Black edible feather or 1 rosemary sprig
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Into a cocktail shaker add in your crème de noyaux, passion juice, lime juice, and black vodka. Give it a shake for 30 seconds.
Add blackberries and a dash of charcoal powder to the bottom of your glass.
Pour the cocktail into your glass and stir gently.
Prepare the edible feather and place into the glass
Alternatively, garnish with the rosemary sprig
For the Edible Feather:
On a surface, roll out some black fondant. Cut out feather shapes using a cutter.
Use a veining tool to gently create an indentation down the center of the feather.
Next, striate both sides of the feather in an upward motion, as gently as possible.
On the outside edge of each feather, press the veining tool a little deeper and cut through the fondant in a few spots. Then, use your finger to separate the fondant a tiny bit to make it look more natural.
Place the feathers on a tray covered with bubble wrap. You can cover the surface that you are drying the fondant on with a layer of powdered sugar to avoid any sticking.
Let them dry overnight or longer until firm. Then, remove the bubble wrap and gently flip the feathers and leave them on the tray to dry for another day or two until completely dry and not at all flexible.