Kiss in the Dark

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  • Prep Time: 5m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    35 g
  • Cholesterol

    0 mg
  • Fat

    0 g
  • Fiber

    0 g
  • Protein

    1.7 g
  • Saturated Fat

    0 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    8.3 mg
  • Sugar

    10 g
  • Trans Fat

    0.6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0 g
  • Potassium

    78.3 mg
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Kiss in the dark. Gin-based alcoholic mixed drink.

What is a Kiss in the Dark Cocktail?

The Kiss in the Dark cocktail is a classic drink that has been enjoyed for decades. It’s a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a party or just relaxing at home. This cocktail is made with gin, which gives it a unique flavor and aroma that is sure to please any gin lover.

The name of the cocktail comes from its dark color, which is achieved by adding blackberry liqueur to the mix.

 Ingredients and Preparation of a Gin-Based Kiss in the Dark Cocktail

To craft this perfect cocktail, you’ll need a few essential ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

– 2 oz gin
– 1 oz blackberry liqueur
– 1 oz fresh lemon juice
– 1/2 oz simple syrup
– 1 dash of Angostura bitters
– Blackberries and lemon twists for garnish

To prepare the cocktail, start by filling a shaker with ice. Add the gin, blackberry liqueur, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and a dash of Angostura bitters to the shaker. Shake the mixture vigorously for about 10 seconds.

Next, strain the mixture into a chilled glass filled with ice. Garnish the cocktail with a few blackberries and a lemon twist.

If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, you can adjust the amount of simple syrup to taste. You can also experiment with different types of gin or blackberry liqueur to find your preferred flavor profile.

Remember to use fresh ingredients whenever possible to ensure the best possible taste. With these simple steps, you’ll be able to craft a delicious and refreshing gin-based Kiss in the Dark cocktail that’s sure to impress your guests.

Serving Suggestions and Variations of this Drink

Once you’ve mastered the basic recipe for the cocktail, it’s time to experiment with different variations and serving suggestions. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Garnish with fruit: Add a slice of orange or lemon to your cocktail for a burst of citrus flavor.

2. Use flavored gin: Try using a flavored gin, such as cucumber or elderflower, to add a unique twist to your cocktail.

3. Add a splash of juice: For a sweeter cocktail, add a splash of pineapple or cranberry juice to your mix.

4. Serve on the rocks: If you prefer your cocktails chilled, serve your Kiss in the Dark over ice.

5. Make it a mocktail: Skip the gin and replace it with club soda or tonic water for a refreshing non-alcoholic version.

Remember, the beauty of cocktails is that they can be customized to suit your personal taste preferences. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things until you find the perfect variation of the Kiss in the Dark cocktail that suits you best. Cheers!

Enjoying the Perfect Kiss in the Dark Cocktail

As you sip on your perfectly crafted Gin-Based Cocktail, take a moment to appreciate the magic of mixology. This cocktail is not just a drink, but an experience that engages all your senses. T

The sweet and tart flavors of the blackberry liqueur and lemon juice blend perfectly with the botanical notes of the gin, creating a taste that lingers on your palate.

Whether you are enjoying this cocktail alone or with friends, it is sure to impress. With its elegant appearance and complex flavor profile, the Kiss in the Dark Cocktail is perfect for any occasion. So go ahead, experiment with different variations, and find the one that suits your taste buds.

Remember, the key to crafting the perfect cocktail is to use high-quality ingredients and pay attention to the details. With a little practice and patience, you too can become a master mixologist. Cheers to the perfect Kiss in the Dark Cocktail!


  • 1¹⁄³ oz (40 ml) gin
  • 1 oz (30 ml) cherry brandy
  • 1 oz (30 ml) dry vermouth


Step 1

In a mixing glass filled with crushed ice, combine all ingredients. Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass.

Step 2

Garnish with maraschino cherry or fresh cherries.

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