A Year of Drinking...Part Two

From one Halloween to the next, Batman is on a quest to catch the “Holliday” killer.  On this weeks episode, The Long Halloween, from the powerful combination of Jeph Loeb, and Tim Sale.

Q collected cocktails to have a drink every month of they year.  This is the second half of your year:

April Fool's Day:

April Fool's Martini (a Non-Apple Appletini)

  • 1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila
  • 0.5 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 5 Basil leaves
  • 1 oz Ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 0.75 oz Lime juice
  • 0.75 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • Garnish: Thin apple slice or maraschino cherry
  • Glass: Martini

In a shaker muddle the simple syrup and basil leaves. Add the remaining ingredients and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a thin apple slice or a maraschino cherry.


Mother's Day:

Ladies who Brunch (Pineapple Cooler)

  • 1 large fresh pineapple
  • 1¼ c. sugar
  • 11 sprig fresh lavender, rosemary, or lemon verbena
  • ¼ c. fresh lemon juice


Cut the peel from the pineapple, remove the core, and cut the fruit into 1-inch pieces.
Place the fruit in a food processor fitted with a metal blade and pulse until the pineapple is crushed but not pureed. Transfer to a large nonreactive pot, add the sugar, 4 cups water, and 3 herb sprigs.
Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve.
Gently press the solids to extract the juice. Cool and stir in the lemon juice. Serve over ice garnished with the remaining herb sprigs.


Father's Day:

The Godfather

  • 1 1/2 oz Scotch whisky
  • 1/2 oz amaretto liqueur

Fourth of July:

Fourth of July Layered Cocktail


Layer equal amounts of the following, in this order:

  • 1 part grenadine
  • 1 part Blue Curacao
  • 1 part Cream or Vodka


Roman Holiday/Birthday:

Roman Holiday

  • 8 mint leaves, plus sprig for serving
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. Averna Amaro Siciliano
  • 1 oz. Italian sweet vermouth (such as Carpano Antica Formula)
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon wedge (for serving)


Muddle mint leaves and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add amaro, vermouth, and lemon juice; fill shaker with ice. Shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with mint sprig and lemon wedge.


Labor Day:

The Blue Collar (aka The Boilerroom)

“Boilermaker” is the succinct moniker for a shot (usually a shot of whiskey) and a beer. How you drink your Boilermaker is up to you: Drop the shot into a pint glass full of beer, alternate sips of the shot and beer, or take the shot and chase it with the beer. However you choose to consume it, the combo is undeniably one of life’s simplest pleasures and a great way to toast the end of a grueling work day. Pour a shot-glassful of your favorite whiskey, a pint of your favorite beer, knock them both back and wipe the sweat from your brow.