Comic Book Cocktails: Superhero-Inspired Booze You Can Use
Super heroes aren't exactly ones to indulge in adult beverage these days. In fact, the ones that do tend to serve more as cautionary tales than revelers. Still, for many mere mortals in the proper setting (i.e. not fighting crime) the less sober side of life is something to be celebrated...in moderation of course (again, while not fighting crime).
Mixed drinks go by many names, some of them classy and many of them tacky. Somewhere in that divide, comic book icons were commandeered by a likely wobbly-kneed public to serve as shorthand for concoctions worthy of strangers who would don underwear outside of their clothes to battle injustice.
But what does a "Spider-Man" consist of? What kind of brew is worthy of a mutant who is the best he is at what he does? Google knew, and now, after reading this, you and anyone you drink with will too.
Make that sweet Internet jump to discover cocktail recipes inspired by super powered heroes who may or may not theoretically condone having mixed hooch named in their honor...Here are the drinks, in no particular order.
The Dark Knight
• 1-1/2 oz. Sambuca
• 4 oz. Cola
• 1/2 oz. Homemade Grenadine
• Maraschino Cherry Garnish
Build in a highball glass over ice, topping off with grenadine as float. Garnish with maraschino cherry.
The Incredible Hulk
• 2 oz. Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum
• 1tbsp Sugar
• 2 L bottle of Mountain Dew
Add the Captain Morgan to a glass with sugar, then add Mountain Dew until the mix turns green.
The Incredible Hulk (alternate version)
• 2 oz. Cognac
• 2 ox. Hpnotiq liqueur
Mix together with crushed ice in a glass and garnish with mint leaves.
Iron Man Cocktail
• 3 oz. Vodka
• 7 oz. Whiskey
• 5 ice cubes
• Soda Water
Mix vodka and whiskey in an old-fashioned glass. Stir. Add a few ice cubes, fill with soda water and stir gently.
• 1.0 oz. Cherry Liqueur
• 1.0 oz. Raspberry Liqueur
• 2.0 oz. Tequila • 0.125 packet Pop Rocks
Mix cherry liqueur raspberry liqueur, and Tequila in average sized glass, add pop rocks.
• 1/3 oz. Schnapps, peach
• 1/3 oz. Rum, coconut
• 1/3 oz. Triple Sec
• 1 splash Grenadine
• Fill with Pineapple Juice
Fill glass with ice, add equal parts rum, peach schnapps and triple sec. Fill with pineapple juice, stir. Top with grenadine.
• 2 oz. Midori melon liqueur
• 2 oz. Peach schnapps
• 3 oz. Orange juice
• 1 oz. Pineapple juice
• 2 oz. Cranberry juice
Fill hurricane glass with ice. Add ingredients in order listed. Don't stir! Should have three layers; green, orange, and red. Garnish with a cherry.
• 1 beer
• 1 shot lemon rum
Pour shot into glass of beer, drink before your healing factor can reject it.
• 4 oz. Vodka
• 5 oz. Cranberry juice
• 3 oz. Lager
Stir ingredients together in a highball glass and serve.
• 1 shot Apple Schnapps
• 1 shot Raspberry Liqueur
• 3/4 oz Ice
• (Fill to Top) Cranberry Juice
Add all ingredients to shaker. Shake to chill. Strain out ice and pour into glass.
Do you have any superhero drinks you want to add to the mix? Let us know in the comments!