“Seeing” Red… (Daredevil, Elektra)

In Martian Manhunter and Mole Man post I bemoaned how I end up designing so many green drinks… and I’ve published even more of them since that time I opened my heart; and I guess we’ll see many greens in the future…

…but this time both cocktails are RED!

daredevil.jpg

DAREDEVIL

-3 parts whiskey

-1 part Aperol

-1 part red grenadine

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Inspiration for this drink… I wanted this to be distinctively “New Yorker” both in taste and feel, with added “blind” element… so I used actual “New Yorker” Cocktail as a basis.

I you google “New Yorker Cocktail” you’ll find many variations, all revolving around bourbon, lime and sugar (and maybe something else). My foundation (and the best New Yorker Cocktail out there) for Daredevil is…

-6 parts Jack Daniels

-1 part lime juice

-1 part red grenadine

So, I replaced lime sour with Aperol bitter to add a sense of “grim and mystery”, adjusted the ratios… and ended up swapping bourbon to whiskey. If you prefer bourbon…

DAREDEVIL, “The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen”-version

As Daredevil above , but substitute whiskey with bourbon (Jim Beam recommended).

 

Both versions of Daredevil are okay for socializing, sweet-ish and easy. Same cannot be said for the next one…

 

elektra

ELEKTRA

-8 parts vodka

-4 parts Noilly Prat (please don’t substitute with any other vermouth)

-2 parts Aperol

-1 to 2 parts of Ouzo (or similar alcohol with distinct anise flavour)

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Make no mistake, this apertif is LETHAL. As unforgiving as Vodka Martini, but with added brutality in the form of Aperol; Ouzo adds a surprising element… I’ll think it’s safe to say that all the required elements are there, it’s justified to name this cocktail after Elektra.

See you next week, with different heroes and different colour themes 😀

 

2 thoughts on ““Seeing” Red… (Daredevil, Elektra)”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: