With back-to-back releases of some of the best comic book adaptations such as Deadpool, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War, here is a round up of some ‘super-cocktails’ to match your inner superhero. Nicholas Ord, USL-Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador, whips up a cocktail each, to match your favorite caped crusader’s persona before you head to the theatre (or to save the nearest damsel in distress). Take your pick.


 The Deadpool Mary



The Deadpool Mary



This cocktail is made for the daring and sharp: simply add some hot-lipped spice to your favourite Bloody Mary to achieve a cocktail that will give your palette some zing.

Glassware: Tall glass

Ingredients:

30 ml Ciroc Vodka

15ml Merlot Red Wine

6 dashes Worcester Sauce

3 dash Tabasco

½ teaspoon Garam Masala spice

¾ cup spicy tomato juice

1 pinch each salt and black pepper

15ml Sugar Syrup

1 stalk celery

Curry Leaves

Method: Rim a tall glass with ground black pepper. To do so, pour pepper onto a small plate, moisten the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and press onto the pepper. Fill the glass with ice cubes. In a cocktail mixer full of ice, combine the vodka, tomato juice, tabasco, salt and pepper. Stir and strain into the glass. Garnish with a stalk of celery and curry leaves.


 

 

Iron Man Go!

Iron Man Go

The most awaited film of the year is finally here – Captain America: Civil War. Our most-loved superhero, Iron Man from the Avengers series is back! This cocktail is perfect for the go-getter, the champion.

Glassware: Tall glass

Ingredients:

45ml Ciroc Vodka

30ml Fresh Mango Juice

20ml Fresh Lime Juice

1 x teaspoon orange marmalade

1 x pinch cinnamon

15ml Sugar Syrup

Cinnamon powder and salt rim

Cherry

 Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and give it a hard, Tony Stark, super-shake. Rim your glass with a 50/50 mix of powdered cinnamon and salt mix. Strain into a tall glass over ice and garnish with a cherry.


Super Manhattan

Super Manhattan

From the Metropolis to the Big Apple comes a heat-vision blast of ginger and spice, celebrating Krypton’s favourite son, with a drink which possesses pure and palate-purifying power, to blast away your thirst.

 Glassware: Martini

Ingredients: 45ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label

15ml Rosso Vermouth

15ml Blue Curacao Syrup

30ml Fresh green apple juice

15ml Fresh lime juice

1 slice fresh ginger

1 piece star anise

1 dash Bitters

 Method: Press and break the ginger and star anise in a cocktail shaker. Add as much ice as you can fit and pour over the other ingredients. Stir  20 times or until cold and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a luscious and sweet red cherry.