Superhero Cocktails

Thursday, July 17, 2008

All the buzz right now in Chicago is the new Batman movie. Just incase you don’t know, the new Batman movies with Christian Bale use the Windy City as a backdrop for the fictional Gotham. People are so excited to see the city in the Hollywood spotlight, my regular movie theater is sold out on Friday and Saturday.

For this Thirsty Thursday, I did a little on-line research on Super Hero Cocktails.

The Absolut Web site has a cocktail appropriate called the “Superhero.”

2 parts Absolut Vodka
3 parts Blueberry Syrup
2 parts Tequila
Chill a sling glass with ice or in the freezer. Pour Absolut vodka, blueberry syrup and tequila into a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake it until the shaker is very cold. Empty the sling glass from ice and water. Strain the drink into the sling glass. Garnish with a raspberry (whole)

Batman appears to be a virgin – at least in the cocktail world. Three Web sites, include, feature this recipe for a non-alcoholic “Batman.”

Batman Cocktail
½ oz.Orange juice
½ tsp.Grenadine
Orange slices
Pour the juice and grenadine into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes.Stir well. Garnish with the orange slice

Unless you are living under a rock, you know the Batman sequel stars Heath Ledger as the Joker. And I must say a very scary Joker at that (super glad I am seeing the movie at 3 in the afternoon). I found this recipe for Joker’s Tea on the Drink of the Week blog – be careful with this drink. It looks rather powerful!

Joker's Tea
In a PINT glass filled w/ice pour the following:
1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Rum
1/2 oz Jim Beam
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
Fill rest with 1/3 Sweet&Sour, 2/3 Coke. Shake and add lime wedge. Similar to a long island ice tea, you can adjust the coke for taste. Caution - This is a potent drink

Before you go, I suggest that you watch the first Batman movie in this series. No, not the Michael Keaton ones, but the first one with Christan Bale. Us Montour grads will always remember where the original Batman was from (don’t be jealous EHT – not everyone can have famous alums).