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From villains to vixens, the cosplay cocktails create a stir

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All dressed up and nothing to drink? Cosplayers go to great lengths to bring their characters to life with elaborate makeup and costumes. So why just have a beer or a glass of wine when it’s time to relax? For those cosplay fans who want to drink in character, we’ve come up with a few libations that stay true to their inspirations.

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She-Hulk

Gamma rays gave the Hulk his green hue and raging strength. She-Hulk got her powers from a blood trans- fusion. But, still, a Gamma cocktail seems apropos.

Gamma cocktail

Ingredients 1 part Blue curaçao 1 part Malibu Rum 2 parts pineapple juice Marshmallows

Directions 1. Mix the liquids. 2. Place over a small glass of crushed ice. 3. Top with a single white Marshmallow for men or a single pink marshmallow for ladies. 4. Drink the drink first. Eat the marshmallow last (as it has then absorbed the alcohol).

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Venom

Ingredients 2 1/2 oz. gin 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 tablespoon sugar

Directions 1. Pour gin into a malt shaker or something similar. 2. Stir in the cocoa and sugar, mix together and shake. 3. Pour into a champagne flute glass and serve.

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Venom No. 2

Ingredients 1/2 oz. tequila 1/2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

Directions 1. Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass. Credit: Melvin Lavallee

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Joker

When the Crown Prince of Crime isn’t battling Batman, he’s usually locked up in Arkham Asylum, which brings to mind this classic mixed drink.

Asylum cocktail

Ingredients 1 1/2 oz. gin 1 1/2 oz. Pernod 1 teaspoon grenadine

Directions 1. In a rocks or Old Fashioned glass, build the grenadine, Pernod (or other anise-flavored liqueur) and gin, in that order; do not stir. 2. Gently add ice; watch as the cocktail changes colors. 3. Eventually drink. (cocktailchronicles.com)

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Bane

In the comic books, a drug called venom gave Bane the power to break Batman’s back. In real life, these drinks might give you the power to breakdance.

5 deadly venoms Scale ingredients to servings

Ingredients 1 oz licorice liqueur 1 oz Goldschlager® cinnamon schnapps 1 oz Jagermeister® herbal liqueur 1 oz Rumple Minze® peppermint liqueur 1/2 oz. grenadine syrup

Directions 1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. 2. Shake well (until red-ish). 3. Serve into shot glasses as appropriate.

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Blade Runner

Pris, a replicant, came to Earth to try to extend her short four-year life span, but she had to avoid the Blade Runners who want to “retire” her. We get the feeling she (and you) might enjoy this version of the Blade Runner a little more.

Ingredients 2 oz. of Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum 1/2 oz. Jamaican rum 2 1/2 oz. fresh pineapple juice 1/4 oz. simple syrup 2 dashes Angostura bitters 1/2 oz. fresh limejuice

Directions 1. Shake all ingredients together with ice. 2. Strain into an ice filled glass. 3. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.

Print headline: Drinking games, If you are devoted enough to dress as your favorite movie or comic book character, you might as well drink the right drink as well.

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