Posts tagged Cointreau
Poison Ivy Marg-tini

Were back with another Batman book! Nearly every member of the rogue’s gallery gets involved in this week’s book: Hush, written by Jeph Loeb, with amazing art by Jim Lee. 



INGREDIENTS

  • 1-3 Slices of Jalapeño
  • 3 Slices Cucumber
  • 3-4 Lime Wedges
  • 2.5 oz Tequila, preferably Blanco
  • 1 oz Cointreau 
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Salt
  • Rim with Old Bay

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a shaker, muddle lime wedges, jalapeños slices, cucumber slices, and simple syrup.
  • Add ice, tequila, and cointreau to shaker.
  • Shake for 20-30 seconds.
  • Pour salt onto a small plate.
  • Run a lime wedge around the rim of the martini glass.
  • Dip martini glass into the salt, you can use sugar here too if you prefer!
  • Strain contents of shaker into martini glass.
  • Garnish with a jalapeño slice and a sliver of cucumber.

NOTES

If you only want a little heat, and a lot of citrus, use 1 jalapeño slice and more lime! To make the cucumber garnish, run a peeler along the entire length of a cucumber, fold accordion style and secure with a toothpick!

Boomerang

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.



High West Double Rye
Apple Jack
2 Dashes Cointreau
2 Dashes Amaretto
Lemon juice
Sage Leaves
4 Dashes of Current Bitters

This drink is a little bit of a mystery. Mainly because Todd never gave me the exact measurements.  It looks tasty, I'm not sure how much of what.  But please experiment, and if you find a good ratio, let me know. 

A Cosmo

This week we stretch our feminist muscle with Bitch Planet.  We read the first collection of this current series by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro.  It is both a feminist parody of exploitation films, specifically women in prison movies, and a great commentary on society.  


1.5 oz Vodka
0.5 oz Cointreau
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1.5 oz Cranberry Juice
1 twist lime

Shake all the ingredients together with ice, and then strain out into a glass.  

Todd was connecting with his inner "Sex in the City" gal when he picked this drink.  According to Q, Todd it a Carrie.

Rise from the Ashes (Corpse Reviver #2)

On the next episode of the Funnybooks and Firewater podcast, we discuss the classic X-Men Arc, the Dark Phoenix Saga. Here is a preview of the panels drink choices to get you start your weekend.  On Monday you can rise from the ashes and join us for our discussion of the Dark Phoenix.


Bryan

The Corpse Reviver # 2

1 oz Gin
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lillet Blanc
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 dash Absinth

Shake all the ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled glass.  Garnish with Orange Peel.

This is one of Bryan's all time favorite drinks, so he may have used the whole Phoenix rising from the ashes thing as an excuse to attempt to make his favorite drink.