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Trick or treat: Tabu’s Black Magic Martini is better than a mini Snickers

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The Black Magic Martini is just one of Tabu’s Halloween-themed cocktails.
Sabrina Chapman

Halloween is just around the corner. Thanks to seasonal pop-up costume shops and last week’s issue of the Weekly, your makeup and haunted house visits are all set. Now the real question: What will you be drinking?

The key to a successful All Hallows’ Eve of Vegas debauchery is endurance. He who fails to plan, plans to fail. So unless you want to pull a Cinderella, head to Tabu and quench your thirst from dusk till dawn with the Black Magic Martini ($12). This enchantingly simple cocktail designed by head bartender Matt Nichols requires no mixers. Stoli Vanil melts into Patron XO to create a velvety chocolate-coffee medley. Top with a cherry and you’ve got adult cocktail candy—all treat, no trick.

Black Magic Martini

Ingredients:

1 ¼ oz. Stoli Vanil vodka

1 ½ oz. Patron XO

1 maraschino cherry (garnish)

dry ice (optional)

Method: Add ingredients to shaker with ice and shake. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry. To create boiling effect, add dry ice according to package directions.

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