Alpha Flight, part 1 (Puck, Sasquatch)

Last time I got inspired by freezing weather. Well, The cold weather front is hanging around and I have no other choice but to get more inspired.

Captain Canuck was one of the characters features in the previous post… and I decided to focus on Canada. Aurora and Northstar are published already, but today and in the posts to come I’ll take a closer look on Alpha Flight.

PUCK

2 parts gin

1 part vanilla vodka (Stoli, Smirnoff, what have you)

1 part Strega

1,5 parts Luxardo Maraschino

up to 0,5 part Creme de Cassis

2 parts lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into an old fashioned glass with some ice in it. Serve with a stirrer… which, I noticed now, is missing from the picture šŸ˜

He might be small, but he’s mighty; so is the drink.

Can’t put it any better way… small and mighty. I didn’t want to settle with a shot glass; I wanted to create a mixture that could be enjoyed longer than a shot, so a bit bigger glass.

Lemon juice doesn’t implicate anything about Puck as a character, it just goes well with the whole… unfortunately the juice starts to separate the drink, hence the stirrer. It might look unpleasant (and that actually bothers me) but the taste is really nice, I dare to say.

By the way… hang onto that vanilla vodka bottle, I’m working on some ideas.

SASQUATCH

around 2 parts Advocaat

around 2 parts the strongest coffee you can create

up to 1 part simple syrup

Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a suitable glass with some crushed ice in it.

What is “strong” coffee? Well, Vietnamese robusta inspired me to design Karma; even without Green Chartreuse, I’ve become a regular robusta slurper.

Let’s take it up a notch… There is also an egg coffee and I started to wonder if someone has tried robusta with Advocaat instead of egg yolk? I’m sure of that, and tried it myself… this might be the best way to enjoy coffee. Period.

Sasquatch The Cocktail might be served in the same sized glass as Puck but personally I think the taste is even mightier: infernally strong coffee, mellowed down by egg liqueur and sugar… I think it describes Walter Langkowski’s demeanor satisfyingly.

Next time… part 2!

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