Posts tagged Bryan
Ginger Monkey

This week we finish up our Brian K. Vaughn spotlight with one of his most famous works: Y: The Last Man. After a plague wipes out every male creature in the world except a young magician and his pet monkey, that magician must make his great escape to Australia to find his girlfriend. 



  • 50 ml of Monkey Shoulder (blended Scotch/ Whiskey)
  • 80 ml of Dry Ginger Ale
  • Orange Wedge
  • Plenty of ice

Fill glass with ice and add the Monkey Shoulder.  Pour in the ginger ale and slowly stir.  Top off with a fresh orange wedge.


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Cherry Pop

We are goingback in time to the 80’s.  It’s halloween time and something strange is afoot in the early morning hours as a band of news paper girls make their rounds. Its the first book of one of Vaughan's current series: Paper Girls.



  • 2 oz Plymouth Gin
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • 3 pitted cherries (reserve 1 for garnish)

Muddle 2 of the cherries with the simple syrup

Add everything else, then share with ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with pebble ice.

Garnish with reserved cherry.


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Baghdad by Night

This week we continue our spotlight on Brian K. Vaughan with the Pride of Baghdad.  Based on a true story. Vaughan's tale of freedom vs slavery surrounds a small pride of Lions as they escape from the Bagdad zoo during the second Iraq war.



  • 1pt Aftershock (red)
  • 1pt Creme de cacao

You will want to float the Aftershock on top of the Creme de Cacao, for a beautiful shot, or a powerful cocktail.


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Ward 8

This month we are spotlighting writer, Brian K. Vaughan.  First up is Ex Machina.  The story of Michell Hundred, a man trying to balance being a super hero, and being the mayor of New York.  



  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • maraschino cherry (optional)

She the rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and grenadine with ice; then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a maraschino cherry if desired.


Episode 44 - Ex Machina is out on Monday.

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Sea Breeze

This week is all about new beginnings when the Vision tries to learn what its like to be human.  With a wife and two kids in toe, they make a go of it in a Washington, DC suburbs.  But can an artificial family really have a normal life?



Were kicking it a little old school with the popular cocktail from the 50's.  

  • 1.5 Vodka
  • 4 Cranberry Juice
  • 1 grapefruit juice
  • 1.5 cups of ice
  • Lime wedge

Stir and garnish with lime wedge


Episode 39 - The Vision January 9th, 2017.

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The Churchill

This week we are diving into the end of Alan Davis’ run on Excalibur. Q’s white elephant gift to us all gives us the warpies story line, as well as the return of the Dark Phoenix.



  • 3pts Scotch Whiskey
  • 1pt lime juice
  • 1pt Tripple sec
  • 1pt sweet vermouth

Mix together and strain into a glass.

Episode 35 - Excalibur is out on Monday December 12th.

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The A Train

In a world where superheroes spend their time away from helping people, being complete assholes.  Garth Ennis takes on the superhero genre again, this time with art from Darick Robertson.


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A train, both an asshole character, and a cocktail.

  • 1.25 oz. Absolut Citron 
  • 0.5 oz. Absolut Vodka
  • 2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 oz. Cranberry Juice

Shake with ice and pour into collins glass. Fill with club soda, garnish with lemon wedge.

Episode 33 - The Boys is out on Monday on iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and TuneIn

El Diablo

Every 90 years the gods are reincarnated, and this time they are pop stars in England.  This wee we are discussing Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine.


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  • 1 1/2 ounces Reposado Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Creme de Cassis
  • 1/2 ounce Lime Juice
  • Ginger Beer

Combined all but the Ginger beer in a shaker.  Shake the shit out of it and strain over ice.  Top with Ginger Beer.

Episode 31 - The Wicked + The Divine is out tomorrow on iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and TuneIn

Fuck You Martha Stewart!

A cult of people wrongly accused by the media take their revenge on the press that did them wrong.  This week we are reading the debut comic of polarizing writer/artist Jonathan Hickman on the 10 year anniversary of its release.


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  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 thin slices cucumber

In a glass add vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.  Stir to combine. Garnish with cucumber. 

There is a story that goes along with this drink.  Check out Episode 30 for the details.

 Episode 30 - The Nightly News is out tomorrow on iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and TuneIn

The Journalist

A cult of people wrongly accused by the media take their revenge on the press that did them wrong.  This week we are reading the debut comic of polarizing writer/artist Jonathan Hickman on the 10 year anniversary of its release.


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  • 2 oz Gin
  • .5 oz  Sweet Vermouth
  • .5 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes Curacao
  • 2 Dashes of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Dash of Bitters

This classic cocktail appears in a bar book in 1939.  

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The Bruce Wayne

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.


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  • 4½ oz. black iced coffee
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • ¼–½ oz. maple syrup (depending how sweet you like it)

Brew a pot of coffee and let chill until cold, or dilute cold-brew coffee concentrate with an equal amount of cold water. Measure all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake thoroughly, until chilled and foamy. Strain into glass over ice.

A cocktail that will help you stay up all night fighting crime.

Episode 29 - Batman: The Long Halloween is out now on iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, andTuneIn

The Gimlet

With the Doctor Strange movie coming up, we dove into a Doctor Strange comic.  Doctor Strange: The Oath, a self contained story, with a good dose of back-story. 



 

  • 2 oz Plymouth Gin
  • 0.75 oz Lime Cordial
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass.  Garnish with a lime wheel.

One theory is that the drink was named after British Royal Navy Surgeon Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette KCB (1857-1943), who allegedly introduced this drink as a means of inducing his messmates to take lime juice as an anti-scurvy medication. (Lime and other citrus fruit have been used by the Royal Name for the prevention of scurvy since the mid-18th century.) However, neither his obituary notice in the Times, nor his entry in the Who was Who 1941-150 mentions this association. 

Episode 28 - Doctor Strange: The Oath is out now on iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and TuneIn

The Classic Zombie

All is not well in Riverdale.  The Zombie hoard, lead by Jughead is attacking the Halloween dance.  A horror spin on the classic Archie comics.



  • 1 part White Rum
  • 1 part Golden Rum
  • 1 part Dark Rum
  • 1 part Apricot Brandy
  • 1 part Pineapple Juice
  • ½ part 151-Proof Rum
  • 1 part Lime Juice

Mix ingredients other than the 151 in a shaker with ice. Pour into glass and top with the high-proof rum.

Episode 27 - Afterlife with Archie is out now on iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and TuneIn

Hot Fudge Burbon Milkshake

All is not well in Riverdale.  The Zombie hoard, lead by Jughead is attacking the Halloween dance.  A horror spin on the classic Archie comics.



Hot Fudge Bourbon Milkshake

  •         1 1/2Cupvanilla ice cream
  •         1/2Cupmilk
  •         1Teaspoonvanilla extract
  •         2Ouncesbourbon
  •         1/2Cuphot fudge plus 2 tablespoons

Directions

Hot Fudge Bourbon Milkshake

At the bottom of each glass, add 2-3 tablespoons of hot fudge. In a blender, combine milk, ice cream, vanilla extract, bourbon, and about 1/4 cup of hot fudge. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and top with bourbon whipped cream + another tablespoon of hot fudge.

Bourbon Whipped Cream

  •         1/2Cupheavy cream
  •         1Tablespoonbourbon
  •         1Tablespoonsugar

Bourbon Whipped Cream

Whip ingredients together in an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Top shakes.

 

When I was in college, on Friday nights we would get together, drink boozy milk shakes and yell at each other while playing Mario Cart.  This is better than anything we came up with.  

The Brain Freezy

We let our ID run wild this week with Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.  Keep the wall red with fresh blood, and try not to listen to the voices in your head.  



This drink is also known as a homicidal maniac, but if you dod the blended version, I call it the Brain Freezy

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 2 oz Cranberry-Apple Juice
  • Ice

Put all ingredients (including the ice) into the blender and blend that shit up.

The Vampire Injection

We begin our Halloween celebration.  For the month of October we’re focusing our attentions on the darker side of comics. This week we are discussing the Alaskan Vampire book 30 Days of Book.  A failed screen play, turned into a comic, then optioned for a movie.  Cause that’s how Hollywood works kids.  


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This yields 4 cocktails.  Cause why would you want to drink just one of these....or I guess you could have drinks with 3 friends...I don't play well with others.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 2 oz amaretto
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 6 oz club soda
  • 4 plastic syringes

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Puree the raspberries in a blender or food processor. Press the puree through a fine mesh strainer to separate the pulp from the seeds. Discard the seeds.
  2. Combine the puree with the sugar in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir frequently and cook until mixture darkens and thickens, about 10 minutes. Chill until ready to use.
  3. Add vodka and amaretto to a shaker with ice and shake the shit out of it.  Stir in orange juice and club soda. Pour into iced glasses.
  4. Fill syringes with equal parts of the raspberry syrup and place in glasses before serving.
Blow Job Shot

Everyone has the capacity to be a super hero, assuming they are given super powers.  This week we find out what happens with ahooker is give super powers in the comic book satire, The Pro.  It’s funny, and very offensive.  You’ve been warned.



  • Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Irish Cream
  • Whipped Cream

Fill a shot glass 1/2 full of Butterscotch Schnapps and 1/2 Irish cream.  Add some whipped cream on top.

The key is to drink without using you hands.

Manowar

The first book from the 2012 relaunch of the Valiant comics line.  This week we dig into XO Manowar.  Part Spartacus, part alien abduction story, with some Ironman sprinkled in.  



  • 4 oz Burborn
  • 2 oz Contreau
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth 
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Shake all ingredients over ice.  Strain into glass.

A strong drink, for a strong suit of armor.

Utinni!

Its time for some non-cannon fun with Dark Empire.  A star wars comic from Dark Horse.  Luke dabbles in the dark side, Leia becomes a Jedi, wackyness ensues.



  • .5 oz Creme de Cocao
  • .5 oz Creme de Menthe
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 2.5 oz Cream

Mix into a shaker with Ice.  Shake until chilled and then strain into a martini glass.

Try not to shout Utinni after every sip.