Bad Day At Work

Matt Fraction brings us a new take on Clint Barton - aka the self-made hero Hawkeye. With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, this thriller spans the globe. The stylistic art from David Aja and Javier Pulido brings Matt Fractions globe trotting romp to life.

1 cup sugar
1 ½ ounces Bluecoat or other high-quality gin
4 ounces clementine orange juice (from about 3 to 5 clementines)
Generous splash of seltzer



  1. Fill a tumbler with crushed ice and set aside.
  2. Make simple syrup: In a small saucepan, mix the sugar with 1 cup water. Simmer over low heat until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a shaker, combine the gin and orange juice with 1 teaspoon simple syrup. (Remaining syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.) Shake well, and pour into the tumbler. Top with a splash of seltzer, add a stirrer and serve.

Ok, so I got this recipe form the New York Times.  So the making your own simple syrup thing may be a bit over kill. Especially if you truly have had a bad day and this cocktail quickly.