September 30, 2009

Calling All Geeks for Comic Book Cocktails

drunk_superman.jpgSo you know that urban legend about comic book geeks? The one that says they live in their parents' basements, and don't know how to interact with the really real world? As comics collectors ourselves, we've fought long and hard against that stereotype, but alas, we're afraid our brethren have shown their true colors.

After all, what else could possibly explain the comic book- and superhero-themed cocktails the fine folks from Comic Book Alliance dredged up from across the Web? These cocktails are hyper-stylized, more reliant on bright colors than real substance, and are more focused on a bad-ass punch than any kind of artistry. Either it's a subtle meta-commentary on the state of sequential entertainment, or these folks are really limited in what their parents have in their liquor cabinets.

Most of these recipes sort of made us throw up in our mouths a bit, then scratch our heads. Why does The Hulk's drink feature a spoonful of sugar ON TOP OF the unlimited Mountain Dew? Why are there pop rocks in the Spider-Man? Why would Superman want peach schnapps AND coconut rum? We're hoping these were created by people who never picked up a back issue, but if we were cynical, we'd say this is a misguided attempt to get chicks to like comics (Isn't Wonder Woman awesome? Have another one, then we'll go back to my place and dust my Sandman trades!).

Out of solidarity, however, we are including the recipe for the Iron Man Cocktail, because he's one bad ass drunk.

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.

Oh, and try not to rust your power armor when you cry yourself to sleep. Check out the full list of Comic Cocktails at Comics Alliance.

(Thanks for the tip, Church)

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at September 30, 2009 9:59 PM
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See...this is the kind of comic book cocktail we can get behind - not too sweet but still strong enough to have you seeing cosmic radiation. Well played.

Posted by: Jake Jamieson at October 4, 2009 1:12 PM

Looking at the "Iron Man" cocktail, we can now see why Tony Stark was a raving alcoholic in Marvel's Iron Man comics.

Surprisingly, it looks like Iron Man's distant cosmic buddy, the Silver Surfer, also has a drink named after him; mixologist Christopher Pitt created this drink in York, UK, which includes half an ounce of Silver Tequila and Vodka blended with an ounce of Rum and 3 ounces of 7-up. A little dash of citrus juice (lime or lemon) will top it off, and get you wanting to surf through space with this one. Enjoy!

-Micah A. Hanks
Culture of Spirits

Posted by: Micah A. Hanks at October 4, 2009 12:33 PM
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