Inhumans (Lockjaw, Medusa)

I’ve publishing a lot of highballs lately… no wonder, considering the heat. Anyway, this time I’ll give you everything but the highballs, for a change.


2 parts bourbon

2 parts sweet red vermouth

0,5 to 1,5 parts Cynar (see below)

Stir with ice and strain into an old fashioned glass. Add some ice.

Lockjaw, that cute little puppy… it has lots of different powers, how to represent them in one single cocktail? Well, kind of a long shot, but I was thinking “something that captivates you”, as in if Lockjaw is hanging onto bad guy’s arm or something like that.

One of The Classic Cocktails which demands some time to consume is The Good Ol’ Manhattan – so, I started to work on Manhattan variant…

…and variant it is, indeed: strayed far away from the original. Vermouth and whisky (bourbon, in this case) are still there, but Angostura Bitters is replaced with Cynar… and the amount of Cynar is completely up to you. Some enjoy just a dash, barely 0,5 part – others prefer more. You decide.

Needlessly dark picture, I confess…but the drink is red. In amidst all this bright and hot sunshine, I wanted something DARK.


6 parts dry white wine

2 parts Kirshwasser

1 part Campari

1 part sala syrup

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Maybe one small ice cube.

Well, this is a “storm of aromas”… as it should be, considering Medusa’s entangling hair šŸ™‚

Hmm… both of these drinks have some sort of bitter in them – maybe I’m feeling surly at the moment and don’t even realize it myself?

Next time… 1. No bitter of any kind in any drink. 2. Black Bolt. Of course, when thinking about Inhumans BB is #1 but I didn’t publish his drink among the first… I want to spend some time with that draft, to make sure that character gets a namesake cocktail it really deserves.

See you in August!

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