Black lemonade has joined the ranks of popular niche health-infused drinks this summer. The drink's recipe was popularized through Instructables.com, which teaches people to make anything by providing step-by-step instructions. The recipe details combining freshly squeezed lemonade with capsules of activated charcoal, which are naturally dark in color, making for a drink that's both nutritious, and visually capturing.
The drink's uniquely inky-black color makes for the perfect Instagram shot, while its added health benefits capture a deeper intrigue. Activated charcoal has a multitude of reported health benefits including preventing hangovers, whitening teeth, anti-aging and removing toxins from the body. Though alarming in color, black lemonade promises to "become your body's best friend" and has aroused curiosity among the health food and social media communities alike.