Superhero Themed Cocktails

May 1, 2018

With some movies coming out this season, you might have superheroes on the mind.

If you’re heading to the theatre aiming for an action-packed rollercoaster ride of adventure that makes you wish superheroes were actually lurking in billionaire's basements, you won’t be alone.

While we may be lacking secret superheroes with dual identities in real life, we can still celebrate the mythology and create a bit of escapist adventure that lines up with that superhero-themed entertainment. This weekend, why not whip up some superhero-style cocktails? 

Serve up Superhero Cocktails 
While movie villians are usually on a diabolical mission, it’s hard work, and who wouldn’t work up a galactic-sized thirst? These recipes will be sure to impress any supervillian, or his fiendish friends. 

sapphire infinitySapphire Infinity
It’s not every day a pathological supervillan wielding a mythical metal glove arrives on earth to attempt to rule the world. And when your team is the one assembled to stave off this disaster, that’s a lot of pressure.  That’s why in our minds, the members of Team Good Guys might walk through their battle plans while sipping this colourful citrusy concoction. 

  • 1.5 ounces Bombay Sapphire Gin 
  • 1 ounce Cointreau 
  • 1 ounce Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit Juice 
  • 5ml Grenadine  

Shake then serve in chilled cocktail glass.


iron superheroIron Hero Cocktail
Sip on this cocktail after a long hard day wearing a suit… whether yours is the fabric variety or it’s made of armoured red metal with a glowing breastplate. 

  • ½ ounce apricot or apple brandy, or try Burwood Distillery's Medica Honey Liqueur, new to Co-op
  • ½ ounce Grey Goose Vodka
  • 1 ounce rye 

Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


hulkChartreuse Muscle Man
This green-hued cocktail will remind you of one of our favourite green superheroes; a helpful guy, albeit one who has his issues with anger.  

  • 2 ounces Smirnoff Vodka
  • ½ ounce green apple syrup
  • dash of lemon jJuice 

Shake together and strain into a cocktail glass.


viking superheroThe Norseman's Club
This liquid libation is perfect for a musclebound, albeit somewhat oafish Norse God, mainly because of the raw egg white: the stuff of weightlifters everywhere. For that extra special superhero touch, use a muddler (something smaller than a Viking hammer) to extract some of the syrup from the cherries by crushing them lightly in the glass before you add the cocktail. Use that same implement to smash up ice for your rocks glass.

  • 2 ounces whiskey Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
  • ½ ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice 
  • ½ ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 maraschino cherries
  • 1 egg white  

Pour your ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake first with no ice for about 20 seconds. Then add ice and shake for 20 seconds more. Strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass.

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