Posts tagged Sweet Vermouth
Manhattan

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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ore than just the location of this weeks book, also a tasty, classic cocktail.

  • 1.5 oz Whiskey
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 Dash Bitters
  • Cherry

Mix all the ingredients together in a glass.

Episode 30 - The Nightly News is out now 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

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.

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.

Locals Only 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.



  • 1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • .5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

This is a bit on the sweeter side as Manhattans go.  Q changed the name from the Employees Only Manhattan, to the Locals Only Manhattan.  We're assuming that the Employees Only is a reference to the famous Employees Only Speak Easy in New York.  Not sure if it is still on Netflix, but there was a documentary on there called Hey Bartender, about the bartenders at Employees only.  Worth checking out if you are so inclined.