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