Themed drinks have a way of making parties more exciting and memorable. They are also fun for enjoying while relaxing on movie night at home.
Just try this: say “I am Batman,” in a chilly, deep voice as you throw back a classic, comic-worthy drink. Whether you’re alone at home flipping through the comic book or out with friends at a themed costume party, kicking back a Batman-themed drink just feels epic.
As you plan a menu for your Batman-themed party or purchase what you need for a themed movie night at home, be sure to include the essential ingredients for these Batman cocktails created by and for Gotham’s greatest superfans.
1. The Dark Knight Rises
Created by Malicia Flore, this beverage consists of:
- Cranberry Juice
- Vodka Black
A stirred cocktail, this drink is classy. With a smooth, almost black appearance that has a slightly crimson tint, this drink hints at the deeply dark and sinister undertones of the Dark Knight Rises film, which is the last of the renowned Batman trilogy by Christopher Nolan.
2. The Bruce Wayne
It’s only fitting that a drink honoring Batman, specifically in his role as Bruce Wayne be upper-class and harmless in appearance but tough and cunning inside. As you sip this drink, you will taste:
- The sweetness of maple syrup.
- The rich flavor of an iced coffee served black.
And then, the kick of:
- Straight bourbon.
Like Bruce Wayne, it will surprise and awe you.
3. The Catwoman
As the hit series “Gotham” reveals, Selena Kyle, later known simply as Catwoman, has always been all sass and sly. Under her hard exterior, however, she conceals a deeply compassionate heart bent on justice.
Accordingly, these cocktail beverage bites, but then soothes as it contains:
- Bourbon Whiskey
- Sweet Vermouth
- Crème de Cassis
- Lemon Juice
- A Dash of Bitters
Although it goes down swinging the beverage ultimately (and appropriately) has you wanting to come back for more.
4. The Joker
One of the most memorable characters in the Batman series, the Joker is a deeply sinister and intriguing character. Sick and twisted, the Joker is also vibrant, clever, and a little creepy. Admired as one of the best villains ever created, the Joker’s trademark colors are green and purple.
You’ll find both in this drink consisting of:
- Carbonated Grape Soda
- Grape Jolly Rancher Infused Vodka
- Lime Juice
- Lime slice
Place the lime slice on the rim of the cocktail glass for extra flair and appeal. This beverage will stand out just as the Joker does in the epic story of Gotham’s hero versus Gotham’s villains.
5. The Mr. Freeze
Get a candied kick of creative combined with power and innovation. The Mr. Freeze cocktail is chilling in its appearance and as it goes down. It’s sharp, glassy rim décor and flavor is striking and exhilarating, much like the character.
To make the cocktail, mix:
- Pineapple Juice
- White Rum
- Lime Juice
For the rim of the drink, wipe lime juice along the edge. Crush jolly ranchers and freeze the pieces, and then line them along the wet lime juice rim. This cocktail will look great and go down cold and smooth.
6. The Bat Cave
Dark and intimidating, this drink symbolizes the intrigue and influence of the bat cave in the epic Batman storyline. A hub for learning to combat all things dangerous and sinister, the bat cave served as a launching pad and safe haven for a hero unparalleled.
The cocktail consists of:
- Spiced Rum
- Root Beer
7. The Bat Bite
Naturally, a bat bite should sting a little bit. The beverage named the bat bite stings, too. With a tart, slightly bitter flavor and alcohol that bites the tongue and throat as it goes down, the bat bite is the kind of cocktail that hurts a little but is also delicious and thrilling.
Makes sense, right?
This cocktail’s ingredients include:
- Cranberry Juice
- Dark Rum
- Hint of Lime Juice
Darkly colored as well, this cocktail will get you feeling like you’ve entered the bat cave, and from its darkness, plan to go combat evil. AKA, this cocktail makes you feel like a hero swallowing danger and launching himself off to fight villains.
8. Alfred Knows Best
The unsung hero of Batman (okay, yes, his praises are rung by all super fans) is Alfred. Cool, sly, and snarky, Alfred is the servant of the Wayne family and even serves as young Bruce’s mentor according to one version of the earliest part of the epic tale.
All class and back by mystery, Alfred’s drink must be appropriately cool and complex:
- Pimm’s No. 1
- Chilly brewed black tea
- Ginger beer
- Fresh mint springs
9. The Batman
Who is the Batman? Or, in this case, what is the Batman? According to “the geekiest” list, this cocktail is a strong, flavorful drink that, like the epic story, is bursting with energy, power, and depth.
This cocktail might look plain, but after drinking it, many people feel like a superhero themselves.
Simply mix together:
- Energy Drink
- Gordon’s Dry Gin
You’ll feel like fighting some crime yourself after enjoying this tasty and empowering beverage.
10. Detective Gordon
A character easily overlooked though his role is vital, Detective Gordon is influential in the story of Batman. His gruff, over-confident manner makes him a straight shooter, and that’s what this drink promotes.
The recipe is straight forward:
- Gordon’s Gin
Mixed together, these beverages form a strong flavor that well represents the ideals and role of Detective Gordon.
Tips for Adding to the Batman Theme
To make a Batman themed party more festive or to add fun to a night to yourself binge watching the movies, try:
- Cutting fruit wedges in the shape of a bat to place on the rim of the glass.
- Serving beverages in black tinted glasses.
- Encouraging costumes at the gathering.
- Offering a card, image, or other tidbit related to the character when providing a character’s beverage to guests.
- Listing the traits of the character as “ingredients” for the cocktails.