It’s a meal that wouldn’t look out of place in a Tim Burton film — an all-black Christmas dinner, where everything from the carrots to the roast beef is coal-coloured.
On the macabre-looking menu is black Devon rare roast beef, served with black heritage potatoes and a black beef dripping gravy.
Traditional orange carrots have been replaced with lesser-known black heritage carrots, while the standard sage and onion stuffing has been substituted with black pudding and a charcoal bread stuffing.
The world’s first all-black Christmas dinner includes black Devon rare roast beef, bottom right, black heritage potatoes, top left, and a black beef dripping gravy, centre
The dark dessert is a rich spiced Christmas pudding with almonds infused with black spiced rum, left
Dessert is a rich-spiced Christmas pudding with almonds infused with black spiced rum and black stout-lashed apples and pears, also infused with the rum.
Incredibly, the Gothic twist on traditional festive fare is made using all-natural ingredients.
The world’s first all-black Christmas dinner is the brainchild of black spiced rum brand Kraken, who will be serving it up along with ebony cocktails at a special event in London this December.
The dark cocktails have been made using ingredients including activated charcoal, squid ink, and toasted black sesame seeds.
A number of black cocktails have also been creating using black spiced rum and charcoal, with cranberry sauce adding some festive flavour
A festive flavour is achieved with some of the drinks containing cranberry sauce and orange liqueur.
The traditional mulled cider has also been given a dark make-over with the addition of charcoal.
The Kraken Black Christmas event will be held at the Beagle, in Hackney, London, from 5 to 7 December.
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ON THE MENU OF THE WORLD’S FIRST ALL-BLACK CHRISTMAS DINNER
- Black Beast Branded Devon red rare roast beef served with black heritage potatoes & a black beef dripping gravy
- Black pudding and charcoal bread stuffing
- Black heritage carrots roasted with cumin and honey
- Black bean and rich mushroom pudding
- Black smashed heritage potatoes
- Black rich spiced Christmas pudding with almonds infused with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
- Black stout-lashed apples & pears infused in The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
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ALL-BLACK CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS
- Kraken’s Little Helper: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, allspice liqueur, plum juice, kraken2trfqodidvlh4aa337cpzfrhdlfldhve5nf7njhumwr7instad.onion bitters, squid ink, sparkling apple soda
- Kraken Black Blitzen: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, black forest liqueur, cranberry sauce, sweet vermouth, egg white, black charcoal
- Kraken Midnight Frost Bite: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, orange liqueur, cranberry sauce, squid ink, mint leaves, lime juice
- Kraken It’s Cold Outside: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, hot mulled cider, black charcoal
- Kraken Inky Winter Storm: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, ginger beer, fresh lime, squid ink