If you’ve been looking for a drink that will make you feel like a superhero, this is it. A drink to make you think you can leap tall buildings in a single bound (or at least lawn furniture). You’ll be partying at speeds faster than a speeding bullet and do push ups to show you’re more powerful than a locomotive.
My husband has a deep and abiding love for Superman. He wanted to name our first child “Alexander Remington” and call him Lex. As in Luthor. I once told him that if we ever had twins, we could name them Clark and Kent. Yes, that was a dangerous bet. But come on…what’s the likelihood of twin boys? I dodged that bullet on that one (maybe I am the last son of Krypton?), no twins for us. Plus, we had a girl the first go-round so I had a chance to convince him the Alexander idea was horrible before our son was born. I think Zack is still a little bitter about not getting a Superman theme named kid though.
Anyway, I created this drink for my beloved combining two of the classic Superman colors as well as a couple of his favorite alcohols. You’ll need a manly sized glass to hold this drink – and a man-of-steel tolerance to liquor. Remember, even if this drink makes you feel sky-high, you cannot fly. You. CANNOT. Fly.
2 ounces gin
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces orange juice
splash of peach schnapps
1 teaspoon grenadine
Combine gin, vodka, pineapple juice and orange juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled. Pour into an old fashioned glass half full of ice. Top with peach schnapps and grenadine.