Posts tagged Gin
Compound V

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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  • 1 shot Brandy
  • 3 shots Vodka
  • 2 shots Absinthe
  • 1.5 shots Gin
  • 1 shot Blackberry Liqueur

Shake the shit out of it and pour it into a glass.

In the book compound V will make you stronger.  This probably wont make you stronger, but it will likely make you braver.

Episode 33 - The Boys is out on Monday 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.  

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

Solomon Grundy

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.



  • 1.5 oz of Gin
  • 0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 0.75 oz Amaro Lucano
  • 0.25 Fernet Branca 

If you have a bunch of these, you’ll just be repeating “born on a Monday” over and over again.

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

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 Elixir

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. 



This week we are joined by our first guest bartender.  Rich from The Cellar Spirit Room in Fullerton created “The Elixir” a craft cocktail that ties in perfectly for this book.

  • 1 oz Orgeat (Small Hand Food Recomended)
  • 0.5 oz Kübler Absinthe (has to be this Absinthe for the drink to taste right)
  • 0.5 oz Fords Gin (or any standard gin)
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice 

Shake the shit out of it, and strain into a glass.

Listen to Episode 28 - Doctor Strange: The Oath for an interview with Rich about his career, and his process.

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

Satan's Whiskers

Were taking out our first Manga this week with Death Note, written by Tsugumi Ohba and art by Takeshi Obata,.  An epic cat and mouse game between a brilliant teen who can easily kill just by writing down a name, and the detective determined to catch the killer. 


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  • .5 oz Gin
  • .5 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • .5 oz Dry Vermouth 
  • .25 oz Grand Mariner
  • .5 oz Orange Juice
  • 3 dashes of Orange Bitters

This is a very old cocktail, and not nearly as bad ass as the name implies.

New York Gin and Juice

This week we enter the Demilitarized Zone, AKA the DMZ, AKA Manhattan.  The story takes us thru a war torn New York in the center of a second American Civil War. Vertigo presents DMZ, a tale from expertly written by Brian Wood with beautiful Art by Riccardo Burchielli.



  • 2 ounces London Dry-style gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ ounces ruby grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup

Todd variation on the standard gin and juice.

Bombed Out Manhattan

This week we enter the Demilitarized Zone, AKA the DMZ, AKA Manhattan.  The story takes us thru a war torn New York in the center of a second American Civil War. Vertigo presents DMZ, a tale from expertly written by Brian Wood with beautiful Art by Riccardo Burchielli.



  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz Light Rum
  • 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz Sweet and Sour

Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice.  Shake until cold, and then strain into a glass of your choice.  

Adams cocktail is a variation on the Long Island Iced tea, and is likely to get you bombed while you read DMZ.

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

 

PREPARATION

  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.

The Supplicant

This week we are discussing 2002 Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia. From Greg Rucka and J.G. Jones, this book would begin Rucka’s long run writing Wonder Woman.  We changed up the format a little this week.  In part one we do a spoiler free intro to the book, then in part two we step thru the plot of the book and explore this gem.  Let us know what you think of the format change on our website, or any of our social media outlets.  Next week we are reading Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon.  A modern take on what an Avenger does when he has no suit, no powers, and isn’t Avenging.


1 oz Vodka
1 oz Tequila
1 oz Gin
1 oz White Rum
1/2 oz Sour Mix
2 oz Passion Fruit Juice
1 splash of Sprite


In a shaker of ice, mix all ingredients. Shake. Pour over a glass full of ice. Garnish with an orange flag (orange triangle with a cherry on top).

Q invented this drink, its intended to bring you to your knees.

Suffering Bastard

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 oz burbon
1 oz gin
.25 oz lime juice
1 dash orange bitters 
.5 oz ginger liquore
add ginger beer

Mix all the ingredients together.  Top off with ginger beer.

The men in this comic are suffering yet, but I'm sure they will eventually get the suffering they deserve.

Cherry Bitch

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.


Infuse Gin with Berry and ancient flower loose leave tea
Muddle Cherries
Apple Juice
Orange Bitters,
Lime Juice

This was an experiment from the mad scientist Adam. He didn't have any measurements.  The infused Gin was added to muddled cherries, with a dash of orange bitters, some lime juice, and some apple juice.

 

Echo Echo

This week we discuss the first trade of Locke and Key - Welcome to Lovecraft.  Sit down, create your own ghostly brew, and join us as we discuss Joe Hill, and Gabriel Rodriguez’s creepy story.


1.5 Oz gin
0.5 oz Lemmon Juice
0.5 oz Grapefruit juice
0.5 oz Falernum, Velvet Farlernum

 

Shake and double strain into a chilled glass

Falernum is a syrup, sometimes rum based, that is flavored with lime, clove and almond. Additional flavorings such as vanilla, ginger, allspice or nutmeg may be added.

The term "falernum" supposedly comes from the name of the ancient Roman wine "Falernian", though the two are in no ways similar. 

Two brands of falernum are Fee Brothers (which is non-alcoholic) and John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum (which is 22 proof). Falernum is fairly easy to make at home, but care should be taken to steep the lime peels for only a day or two.

 

The Hot Pink

Monday morning we are please to discuss the 2009 Chew trade paperback: Tasters Choice.  From the minds of John Layman, and Rob Guillory comes a humorous look at police work, chicken prohibition, cannibalism, love, murder, psychic powers, and alien invasions.


Todd

The Hot Pink

For the Beet, Celery, and Horseradish Shrub Syrup:

6 ounces celery, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 medium beet (4 ounces), peeled and grated
1 tablespoon grated fresh horseradish, tightly packed
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

For the Hot Pink Cocktail:

3/4 ounce Beet, Celery, and Horseradish Shrub
2 ounces Tanqueray gin
3 ounces seltzer

DIRECTIONS

  1. For the Beet, Celery, and Horseradish Shrub Syrup: Combine the celery, beets, horseradish, sugar, and salt in a quart jar. Shake to combine and refrigerate for 72 hours, shaking once a day to help dissolve the sugar.

  2. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, pressing the solids to extract as much of the syrupy liquid as possible. Discard solids and add the vinegar to the syrup. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

  3. For the Hot Pink Cocktail: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add shrub syrup and gin. Shake until well-chilled, about 20 seconds. 

  4. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass, top with seltzer, stir to combine and serve.

Todd does not recommend this drink.  He was a brave soul, and put up with this drink for the good of the show, and for that we both salute him, and condem him for his stupidity.   If you want to feel the pains of Tony Chu's every day life, this might be a step in the right direction. But you will likely end up seriously wondering about your life choices.

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.