Justice Society, part 4 (Mr. Miracle, Mr. Terrific, Dr. Fate revisited)

It’s time to wrap up JSA with three more cocktails. All the J-Society drinks, along with a couple of dedicated adversaries, are available in handy compilation in recipes and downloads.

MR. MIRACLE

Add some Blue Curacao to Galliano to turn it nice green and maybe add few drops of Peychaud’s bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a champagne flute or other suitable glass. Add crushed ice.

Layer dry sparkling wine on top of the green part, finally gently pour some Aperol on top.

“Escape artist, makes Houdini look like a fool” – that’s the first thing that comes in my mind when thinking about Scott Free… how to depict that in cocktail?

Well, I couldn’t find any decent way to do that, so instead I decided to design nice and uplifting drink: something festive but not too solemn… something that Free would toast with after escaping some hideous deathtrap contraption once again.

So, I created sort of “fusion” of good ol’ Champagne Cocktail and Spritz Veneziano (better known as “Aperol Spritz”). Maybe it’s a bit of jumble, Galliano might be a wrong choice… but I think its sweet vanilla is nice surprise after Aperol.

MR. TERRIFIC

2 parts Triple Sec

1 part lemon juice

3 part simple syrup

4 (or more) parts very strong coffee (cold)

15 parts dry apple cider

Build into a highball glass, add plenty of ice.

Naturally “Fair Play” was my guideline with this drink – something positive, refreshing… Michael Holt is a very bright man (to say the least), so I thought there should be some “sharp and/or intelligent” element in the drink.

Well, coffee wakes you up and kinda boosts your wits (at least I feel kinda dense in the morning before a mug of coffee) so I made some experiments with it.

I came up with this highball. Four parts espresso: you quite can’t find the coffee aroma in there with four parts – if you want it to stand out, by all means use more coffee.

DR. FATE (HECTOR HALL)

Top layer, blue:

1 part vodka

1 part tequila blanco

1 part gin

1 part Blue Curacao

Bottom layer, yellow:

Galliano

Dash of Strega (up 1/4 of Galliano)

Shake layers separately with ice and layer into a shot glass.

I think there’s nothing wrong with my first version of Dr. Fate… except maybe for the colour. So, as a bonus, I decided to create “colour correct” version of that character… still retaining “The Strong Winds of Magic”-attitude. Actually Hector Hall The Shot loans its idea from The Atom: first there’s a barrage of raw alcohol, soothed by sweeter aromas… in this drink The Barrage is even more violent, thanks to gin, and the soothing part has more mystery in it because of the Strega.

So, those were last of my JSA cocktails for now. These three were inspired by warm and sunny weather… I’m thinking: more summer time refreshments, or something totally opposite – something grim and dark… what will it be?

We’ll find out next time ;P

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