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Tough Lady

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. 



  • oz of Scotch
  • ½ oz Fraise Chilled Champagne

Pour the spirits into a wide champagne glass and top with champagne. Decorate with a strawberry.

 


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Adventure Girl

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.



  • 1oz Fords Gin
  • 0.75 oz Branca Menta
  • 0.75 oz Marie Brizarrd Crème de Cacao
  • 0.75 oz Lime juice
  • 5-7 pieces of Mint

Muddle mint leaves at bottom. Put in 1/3 ice. Put in remaining ingredients. Top with more ice.

Garnish with thin mint cookie & mint leaves.


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Lioness

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.



  • 1 part amaretto liqueur
  • 1/2 part triple sec
  • 1 ounce heavy whipping cream

In that order, layer all ingredients in a shot glass in shot glass


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The Machinist

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.  



  • 1 oz.  Lustau Jarana Fino Sherry 
  • 1 oz.  Blanco Tequila 
  • 1 oz.   Celery syrup (2 parts fresh celery juice to 1 part superfine sugar in a blender) 
  • 0.75 ozFresh lemons juice (strained of pulp)
  • 1 tspSuze gentian liquor
  • 1   dash bittermens celery shrub (about a 1/3 of the tube on a large btl dropper)
  • Pinchof salt and finely cracked black pepper

Build in a pilsner glass, add crushed ice (scottsman is preffered) and swizzle until properly diluted (liquid should reach the brim of 14 0z pilsner while ice is still packed tight in and above the rim of the glass)

Garnish with course cracked black pepper.


Episode 44 - Ex Machina is out now!

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Purple Mind Swap

We finish off our month long celebration of beginning, origins, and fresh starts with X-Men Mutant Genesis.  A restart for the X-Men, but the beginning of the end for writer Chris Claremont.  



"A drink that has enough liquor in it to make you change teams."

  •  1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Gin
  • 1/2 oz. Rum (Light)
  • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 oz. Raspberry Liqueur
  • Sweet & Sour Mix

Garnish: Lemon Wedge (Optional)

Pour vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, blue curacao and raspberry liqueur into a glass with ice. Fill it with sweet and sour mix.


Episode 42 - X-Men: Mutant Genesis is out now!

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The Visions of the Future

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?



A cocktail that will have you seeing the future.

  • 1 oz Trader Joe’s Honey Crisp Apple Cider
  • 1.5 oz Smirnoff Sour Apple Vodka
  • 3 oz Green Apple Jones Soda Co.
  • OceanSpray Apple-Cran Ice Cubes with Whole Cranberries

In a cocktail shaker add Trader Joe’s Honey Crisp Apple Cider, Smirnoff Sour Apple Vodka, Green Apple Jones Soda Co. and stir with a long-handled stirring spoon.

Strain into a standard rocks glass with Cranberry Ice Cubes with Whole Cranberries.

Serve.


Cran-Apple Ice Cubes:

  • OceanSpray Cran-Apple Juice
  • Whole Cranberries
  1. Fill an empty ice tray with OceanSpray Cran-Apple Juice
  2. Add three (3) whole cranberries into each cube.
  3. Freeze for 2 or more hours.
  4. Use when you need them.

Episode 39 - The Vision January 9th, 2017.

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The Tangerine Drop

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.



  • 1 tangerine
  • 3 oz Absolut Citron Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz cointreau
  • 2 oz lemonade

Squeeze fresh tangerine, and other ingredients into shaker of ice, shake the shit out of it (#STSOUI) and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with Tangerine peel.

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

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Cerise for Two

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.



This is from a French Website so pardon the French/Google Translate.

Recipe for 2 people

  • 10 g of grenadine syrup (decoration)
  • 15 g caster sugar
  • 20 g grenadine syrup
  • 20 g of Bourbon
  • 10 g lychee liqueur Soho
  • 95 g of fresh cherry juice
  • 8 g of cherries per person
  • Some ice cubes

Pour the granulated syrup and sugar in a small dish. Gently soak the glass in the grenadine syrup. Dip gently into the sugar. Let it dry. Pour 20 grams of grenadine syrup, then 20 grams of Bourbon. Pour the 10 g of liqueur of lychees, complete with the juice of the cherries. Place the cherries on the toothpick and then on the glass. Add ice cubes.

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

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Very Berry Insanity

Were still scratching out heads about this one.  It all started with our confusion about the title, and got worse from there.  This week were reading the surreal Manga parody, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.  Try getting your spell check not to freak out over that combination of letters.


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  • 1/2 oz. Blueberry Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Creme de Cassis
  • 1/2 oz. Baja Rosa
  • 3/4 oz. Herring Cherry Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. Chambord
  • Top with Pomegranate Juice (e.g. POM Wonderful)

Mix all ingredients together, and top with Pomegranate juice.

Q's tribute to the insanity in this book.

Episode 32 - Bo-bobo is out now on iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and TuneIn

Lucifers Lane

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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  • 0.5 oz Everclear
  • 1 oz 151 Rum
  • 1 oz Canadian whiskey
  • 1.5 oz Gold Tequila
  • 1 oz White Sambuca
  • 1 oz of Devils Spring Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Jagermiester

Shake the shitout of it pour in into 5-7 shot glasses

Share with friends, cause who wants to follow satan all by themselves

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

Journalistic Integrity (aka Between the Sheets)

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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For those nights were you think the media may be conspiring against you.

  • 1 oz Cognac
  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 1 oz  Fresh Lemon or Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Grand Mariner
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • Dash Orange Bitters
  • Rim glass with Sugar

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

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

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.

A Year of Drinking...Part One

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 first half of your year:

Halloween:

Jack O'Lantern


  • 1 ounce cognac
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 1/2 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce ginger ale
  • orange wheel, for garnish
  • lime twist, for garnish


1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
2. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
3. Garnish with an orange and lime "pumpkin top."
4. To make a "pumpkin top" garnish, fold a small piece of lime twist/peel in half and insert into the center of an orange wheel.

Thanksgiving:

Fuzzy Blue Gobbler


  • 1 part peach schnapps

  • 1 part Maui Blue

  • 1 part Wild Turkey


Pour the ingredients into a shot glass and drink.

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Christmas:

Candy Cane Shot


  • 1 part peppermint schnapps
  • 1 part Rumble Minze
  • 1 part creme
  • 1 dash of Grenadine


Mix ingredients in a shaker and strain into a 2 oz. shot glass

New Year's Eve:

Champagne Fizz


 

  • 3oz Chilled Champagne
  • 1.5oz Gin
  • 1oz Lemon juice
  • 1tsp Sugar


Mix together with crushed ice in a glass and garnish with mint leaves

Valentine's Day:

Besame (Kiss Me)


  • 2 lime wedges
  • 5 - 6 rasperries
  • 1 1/2 oz Agavero
  • Passion Fruit Juice
  • Chambord
  • Rock Candy swizzle stick

Muddle lime & raspberries in highball glass.Add agavero & top with passion fruit juice. splash with chambord. Shake with ice and strain into same highball glass. garnish with Rock Candy Swizzle Stick.

St. Patrick's Day:

Jameson & Green Beer


  • 1 shot of Jameson
  • 1 Glass of Drink Beer

DRINK IT

The Night Nurse

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. 



Also known as the Night Shift, or the All-Nighter

  • ½ oz. Raspberry Vodka
  • ½ oz. Sour Apple Pucker
  • 1½ oz. Red Bull
  • ¾ oz. Pomegranate Juice

In a cocktail glass, stir ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass.

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

The Archie

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.



  • 10.0 cl Apple Juice
  • 1.0 Limes
  • 3.0 cl Peach Liqueur
  • 10.0 cl Peach Juice
  • 2.0 cl Vodka

Shake that shit together and strain into a glass.

Nothing says All-American like Archie, and nothing say All-American more that an Archie comic...in Metric?  Blame Q, I do.

Episode 27 - Afterlife with Archie is out now on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, and TuneIn

Spike Your Tab with Drano

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.  


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Q created this cocktail for our Johnny the Homicidal Maniac episode.  Its also a reference to Adventures in Babysitting. 

  •  2oz Hypnotiq. 
  • Cola. 

Fill tumbler with ice. Pour 2oz of Hypnotiq. Fill with Cola of your choice. 

Check out our JtHM episode here.

 

The Vine

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.  



This week Q is recommending Barbaresco wine.  Its from Northern Italy, where much of our story takes place, it takes between 2 and 20 years to ferment, so you get a little time displacement as well.  And the Villians in the story are called the Vine, so why not recommend a wine.

Mudslide

“Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!” 

The tables are turned on the Teen Titans in this weeks book “The Judas Contract” - Winner of the Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Award for “Favorite Comic Book Story” of 1984.



  • 3 oz Vodka or Dark Rum
  • 3 oz Kahlua
  • 3 oz Baileys
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Whipped Cream

Fill blender with ice 3 fl oz vodka (or dark rum) 3 fl oz Kahlua 3 fl oz Baileys chocolate syrup whipped cream blend liquor and ice until milkshake-y, about 45 seconds. drizzle chocolate syrup on bottom of glasses, pour in drink and top with whipped cream