The Four Cocktails of the Apocalypse

The Four Cocktails of the Apocalypse

Look. I don’t think it’s any surprise that I’m into comic books. I know everyone is in love with what Marvel Cinematic Universe is doing right now. I get it. It’s huge and it’s epic and who doesn’t love the fucking Avengers? The storylines are fairly thorough and the characters are well-portrayed. But you know what I prefer? Every. Damn. Time.


Can't wait to get my APOCA-LIPS on these.

Can’t wait to get my APOCA-LIPS on these.

I don’t know if it’s because I grew up loving the X-Men. Or if it’s because I grew up with the grittier film styles of the nineties that are very reminiscent of what Fox is doing now. But I fucking love it. I don’t think it’s as buttoned-up as the MCU films and there are definitely areas to improve upon, but I’m not nitpicking. When it comes down to just watching a fucking movie, I’ll pick X-Men every time.

Soooo X-Men: Apocalypse is coming out tomorrow (Friday, May 27th). I wanted to do a bunch of Apocalypse shit…. like something that makes your lips turn blue and Lebkuchen Sabah Nur… but alas, I was drawn to the alcohol again. Wait… I didn’t get drunk and forget to write a recipe. I made four cocktail recipes. Damn.

So here you are, the Four Cocktails of the Apocalypse: a Rusty Nail (Magneto), a Dark and Stormy (Storm), a Fallen Angel (Angel), and a Braddock No. 2 (Psylocke). Click the names of the cocktails to see larger photos.

Magneto’s Rusty Nail
2 oz Scotch
1 oz Drambuie

Pour Scotch and Drambuie over ice in an old fashioned glass. Stir.

Dark and Storm(y) 
adapted from esquire
2 oz dark rum
3 oz ginger beer
½ lime (juice)

Pour rum, ginger beer and lime juice over ice. Stir. Garnish with lime.

Fallen Angel
adapted from imbibe
2 oz gin
½ oz fresh lime juice
1 dash angostura bitters
2 dashes white creme de menthe
mint sprig, garnish

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with mint.

Braddock No. 2
adapted from foodandwine
10 basil leaves, plus 1 for garnish
1 tsp raw sugar
1 ½ oz gin, Bookers
¾ oz fresh lime juice
½ oz pomegranate syrup
1 oz chilled sake
Muddle basil leaves and raw sugar. Add in ice, gin, lime and cranberry juice. Shake. Strain into an ice filled old fashioned glass glass. Stir in the sake. Garnish with basil leaf. 

Fontina has an Ohio heart and Philly spunk. She loves giving you recipes for hearty food, pop-culture puns and a hell of a lot of craft beer. You can find her in the kitchen, at the bar, on Twitter or marathoning episodes of Shin Chan or Bob's Burgers online.

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