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April 13, 2008


FFF Results Post #117—Cocktail Hour

On Friday afternoon, participating CR readers were asked to "Name Five Characters From Comics That Should Have a Mixed Drink Named After Them; Provide A Recipe For One Of The Drinks." Here are the results.

topic suggested by Jacob Covey

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Happy Hogan
2. Brynocki
3. Crackerjack Jackson: 1 part homemade grain alcohol; 2 parts leftover liquid from cooking beans
4. Speedy Ortiz
5. Electric Blue Superman

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Paul Dwyer

1. Herbie Popnecker
2. The Silk Spectre
3. Harold Swerg
4. Gyro Gearloose
5. Popeye: 1 thimble castor oil, 1 thimble olive oil, 1 can spinach

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Eric Reynolds

1. Woozy Winks
2. Funky Flashman
3. Mr. Myxlplyx
4. Dum-Dum Dugan
5. Astro Boy: One saki bomb with a red bull/sapporo chaser (I would never drink this)

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Joe Schwind

Eggs Ackly
Wacky Woodpecker
Adlai Stevenson
Pogeybait
Frontier Frankenstein: Rum and pepper, maize beer chaser

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Will Pfeifer

1. Paranex The Fighting Fetus
2. Bizarro Lois Lane
3. Ice Cream Soldier
4. Dr. Manhattan
5. Captain Cold: Vodka, crushed ice, Blue Curacao. Serve extra cold, of course.

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Tom Bondurant

1. Pig Pen
2. Black Racer
3. Luther Ironheart
4. Princess Projectra
5. Clayface: bourbon and unheated hot fudge sauce

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Evan Dorkin

1. Red Tornado
2. Hate Monger
3. Cherry Poptart
4. Abomination
5. Flaming Carrot: Pour a shotglass of Sambuca, a bit less than full. Add a touch of Orange Curacao for color. Light on fire. Down quickly while still lit to prevent alcohol from burning off. Do not use a plastic shotglass.

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Jason Michelitch

Cowboy Wally
Zuvembie (a nonalcoholic zombie)
Grackleflint (there should always be drinks named things impossible to say when drunk)
Smiley Bone
The Mad Thinker: one shot Absinthe, one shot Pure Kentucky, mix with Red Bull

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Richard Pachter

Green Goblin
Kryptonite Kid
Scarlet Witch
Thunderbolt Ross
Harvey Pekar: wine, wine and more whine

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Jim Wheelock

1. Captain Boomerang
2. Uncle Creepy
3. Powerhouse Pepper
4. Fat Freddie's Cat
5. The Human Torch: In a shot glass, layer Wild Turkey bourbon on top of Bailey's Irish Cream. Top it with Bacardi 151 overproof rum. Ignite the rum. Let cook for a few minutes and then extinguish before drinking. Be careful. Really.

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Eric Haven

1. The Rhino
2. Buzz Sawyer
3. Pig Pen
4. The Ancient One
5. The Crimson Dynamo: Fill pint glass with ice, vodka. Add 3 drops red food coloring.

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David Gallaher

1. Firestar
2. Slapstick
3. Pepper Potts
4. McPedro
5. Night Thrasher: 1 oz. Nyquil, 4 oz, RedBull, 2 oz Bulldog Gin

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Jamie Cosley

This is my first Five For Friday!

1. Mr. Spook
2. Cowboy Gorilla
3. Madman
4. A "Charlie Brown" - just ice.
5. A "Jeffrey Brown": a Rum and Coke with a Lemon wedge that has lipstick on it.

(I hope that's not cheating -- I just got this mental image of an elderly Charlie Brown sitting all alone at the bar and the bartender hands him "rocks"...)

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Matt Madden

I don't know if you remember but I not only already named a cocktail after a comics character, I invented the cocktail and did a comics-recipe for it:

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(sorry I dont have time to name four more at the moment)

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Robert Goodin

I actually have two recipes (hope that's ok)

(it's okay this time; we'll split your second one between Elijah Brubaker and Don MacPherson)

Annihilus
The Ringer
Flakey Foont
Gentleman Ghost: 1 oz. Gentleman Jack, 1 oz. milk)
The Foolkiller: 1 oz. everclear, 1 oz. Jägermeister, 1 oz. any gin that comes in a plastic gallon container) -- Best if drank while wearing hat with ridiculously long scarf tied to it.

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Russell Lissau

1. The Crow
2. Swamp Thing
3. Silver Surfer
4. Human Torch
5. Hellblazer: 3 oz. single-malt whiskey, served neat.

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Jamie S. Rich

1. Rheumy Peepers
2. Bleu Finnegan
3. Doop: something with cucumber infused vodka
4. Smoke Navigator: should be bourbon based
5. Knives Chau: 2 ounces sake, 1 ounce raspberry vodka, garnish with orange

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Don MacPherson

1. Black Lightning
2. Havok
3. Booster Gold: something with Goldschlager in it, obviously
4. The Persuader
5. Super-Skrull

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Patrick Godfrey

1. Black Lightning
2. Harvey Pekar
3. Savage Dragon
4. Rose Tattoo
5. Dan Pussey: Raspberry Chambourd, Godiva, Coca Cola (all in equal measures), 3 tablespoons of sugar

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James Langdell

1. Weather Wizard
2. Copper Calhoon
3. Yupyop
4. Snappy Sammy Smoot
5. Rorschach: Fill glass with 4oz highly chilled water (remove ice). Slowly pour 1oz Pernod into center of glass until the water turns cloudy and yellow. Add several eyedroppers of Blackberry Brandy at various points near the sides of the glass. Serve very cold.

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Elijah Brubaker

1. Red Tornado
2. Annihilus
3. Sluggo
4. Capt. Haddock
5. Blecky Yuckerella

* honorable mention for a cartoonist who should have a drink named after him: Brian Ralph

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Richard Pachter

1. Green Lantern
2. Star Sapphire
3. Pieface
4. Speedy
5. Green Arrow: 1 shot Creme de Menthe and 2 shots Vodka

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Bill Randall

1. a Kirihito ("hair of the dog")
2. a Corinthian
3. a Sluggo
4. a Golgo 13
5. a Mindless One: 2 oz Unicum, 2 oz Very Old Barton, 2 oz Boone's Farm (any flavor), serve mildly warm

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Ash Aiwase

1) Slam Bradley
2) Johnny Funwrecker
3) Sonny Sumo
4) Iceman
5) White Queen: 2 parts vanilla vodka, 1 part Godiva white chocolate liqueur, 1 part cream. Rocks, stir to taste.

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Chris Randle

1. Black Racer
2. Nimrod
3. Studs Kirby
4. Ragged Robin
5. Bluto: 5 oz. Jagermeister, 3 oz. Clamato

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Mike Lynch

1) Thirsty Thurston
2) Woozy Winks
3) Hairbreadth Harry
4) Gil Thorp
5) Farley Patterson: One part Canadian Club with one part the hair of the dog

Hon. Mention: Grog (from B.C.)

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Chris Duffy

1. Snapper Carr
2. The Blue Diamond
3. Powerhouse Pepper
4. Captain Haddock
5. Cheryl Blossom: 1/2 oz. Cointreau, 1/4 oz. Baileys, 1/4 oz. Kahlua, 1/4 oz. Amaretto. Shake With Ice And Decorate With Strawberry.

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Gil Roth

1) The Mysterio - anything involving tequila
2) The Red Ghost - anything involving sweet vermouth or grenadine
3) The Black Bolt - dude, I don't even know
4) The Wrecker - um...
5) The Hammer & Anvil - 1 shot of sambuca, a dash of tabasco, and 1 shot of tequila.

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Marc Mason

1. Aunt Petunia's Girdle
2. Pepper Potts
3. Cave Carson
4. Amanda Waller
5. Booster Gold: 2oz gold tequila, 1oz lime juice, 3oz lemon-lime Gatorade. Shaken, served on the rocks.

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Frank Santoro

* Sparky Watts
* Yellow Claw
* Red Tornado
* Reid Fleming
* Martian Manhunter: sour apple cosmopolitan

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Five For Friday Will Return In May

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