Black Death Fizzes

Total Time:
5 hr 25 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
5 hr
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Licorice Ice:
  • 12 sticks black licorice, broken into 1-inch pieces, plus more for garnishing drinks
  • Drink:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Three 1-inch slices fresh ginger
  • 2 liters unsweetened orange-flavored soda water
  • Gin, optional
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Special equipment: skull and bones ice cube trays

  • For the licorice ice: Place the licorice pieces and 4 cups water in a medium saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a simmer. Cook until the licorice is completely melted, remove from the heat and let cool completely.

  • Fill the skull and bones cube trays with the licorice water and freeze.

  • For the drink: Combine the sugar, ginger and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until the sugar dissolves completely, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and discard the ginger and set the simple syrup aside to cool completely.

  • Fill a pitcher with the orange soda water. Add the simple syrup. Pour into glasses filled with licorice ice, garnish with black licorice sticks and add a jigger of gin if desired.


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