Weekend Pairing

“Altered Carbon”
+ a Fade to Black Cocktail

Altered Carbon season 2 on Netflix

Two years ago, Altered Carbon made a splashy debut on Netflix and then went dark. The first season of the sci-fi thriller—based on the book series about a future where you consciousness can live forever within disposable bodies called sleeves—ended in a bloody showdown between Takeshi Kovacs (played by Joel Kinnaman) and his sister Reileen (Dichen Lachman). Forced to kill his own sibling, Kovacs ended the season by tossing away his current sleeve and moving forward into a mysterious future.

Season two just started streaming and takes us a few decades further into the timeline (the year 2384 to be exact), as Kovacs dons a sleeve played by Marvel Cinematic Universe veteran Anthony Mackie. And according to Nerdist, his journey takes him down a whole new, far more personal road. And the result is an even more compelling and mysterious storyline. The only downside? This season is only eight episodes.

Your Pairing:

What do you pair with a high-stakes, slightly dystopian hero's journey through a dark future? I'd suggest the Fade to Black cocktail from Liquor.com, a playfully dark spin on a Rum Sour, made with activated charcoal and seasonal berries. I'll bet you've never had a charcoal cocktail before. But the powdered supplement has actually been proven to lower cholesterol, reduce gas and promote kidney function—everything that could come in handy over a weekend of indulgence, right?

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