Since Hpnotiq’s release party a few years ago, a popular drink rising up on the club scene has been the Incredible Hulk. Created in Sean Combs’ New York restaurant, Justin’s, this became one of the first popular superhero inspired drinks. Years ago, no one ever would have uttered the names of comic book characters or sci-fi movies in a popular nightlife hotspot. It was just unheard of. But now with the acceptance of geek culture becoming mainstream, these kinds of drinks are on the rise.
Much to the delight of guests at the Hilton Bayfront at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, the hotel decided to cater to this rising trend, coming up with their own customer drinks for convention goers and we at The Flickcast were lucky enough to snag one of their recipe charts to share with you.
Some of these are very specific calling for name brand products but most can be substituted for a similar alcohol.
Drinks for the Kids (Non-Alcoholic, obviously)
“Muggle Juice” inspired by Harry Potter
Strawberries, fresh mint, lime, ginger syrup, fill with Soda – served in a highball (8 oz.) or Collins (12 oz.) glass
“Yoda’s Swamp Water” inspired by Star Wars
Cucumber, fresh mint, fill with ginger beer – served in a highball or Collins glass
“Golden Lasso” inspired by Wonder Woman
1 1/2 oz. Rum, 1/2 oz. Velvet Falernum (sweet syrup liqueur), 1/2 oz. 99 Bananas (banana liqueur), 1/2 oz. Dole pineapple juice, Pechaud’s Bitters
“Mystique” inspired by the X-Men
3 oz. Van Gogh Acai Blueberry Vodka, lemon, blueberries, cane sugar
“The Clone Wars” inspired by Star Wars
1 1/4 oz. Right Gin, 1 1/4 oz. Krome Vodka, 1/2 oz Lilet Blanc
“Bird of Prey” inspired by Star Trek
1 oz. tequila, 1/2 oz. Crème de cassis, red jalapeno, lime, fill with ginger beer – served in highball glass
“Phoenix” inspired by the X-Men
1 oz. Blue Ice Organic Vodka, 1 oz. Rhum Clement Creole Shrub (rum), fresh strawberries & raspberries, fill with orange juice – served in highball glass
“Andorian Moon” inspired by Star Trek
1 oz. Zonin Prosecco (sparkling wine), 1/2 oz. St. Germain Elderflower (flower liqueur), 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao (orange liqueur), fill with soda – served in highball glass
“Calypso” inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean
1 oz. rum, 1/2 oz. Luxardo Marashino (cherry liqueur), lime, raspberry syrup, fill with soda – served in highball glass
“James Tea Kirk” inspired by Star Trek
1/2 oz. Absolut, 1/2 oz. Tangueray, 1/2 oz. Bicardi, 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao, fill with sour mix and soda – served in highball glass
“Poison Ivy” inspired by Batman
2 oz. of Right Gin, cucumber, rose water, cane sugar – serve in snifter
Oh, and for those who were wondering what the Incredible Hulk consisted of, it is 2 oz. Cognac, 2 oz. of Hpnotiq served on the rocks in a rocks glass.
Have fun and enjoy responsibly