What’s smooth, dark, and can punch you in the teeth when you least expect it? Agent Nick Fury, of course. I can think of no better ‘muse’ to kick off our weekly Avenger Series than the ringleader himself.
“What! A weekly series of drinks dedicated to the uber-nerd-mythos of the Avengers?”
Yes – that’s right, ladies and gentlemen! Who doesn’t love the Avengers? Whether you’re talking about the movie or of the entire Marvel Universe, they’re both pretty awesome. Add in a hint of alcohol and BAM! A match made in Asgard.
But I digress… every Friday for the next few months we will share an Avenger-inspired drink to our 21 and older audience. Drinks that are the “libational equivalent” to their superhero counterparts. They are made strong and demand respect.
Like all great teams… it all beings with the individual counterparts and here is our line up: Frangelico, Crown Royal Black, Kahlua, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur and Kraken Black Spiced Rum. Shake them all up with some ice and pour to create a smooth, dangerous beverage… just like the Fury himself.
Now, in all seriousness – this drink is pretty dangerous. Straight alcohol that doesn’t seem like alcohol when you’re in the middle of it. It really doesn’t taste like an “adult” beverage since there’s not much of a kicker aftertaste. So please, drink wisely.
Hopefully you’ve noticed by now that we’re referencing the Samuel L. Jackson version of Fury rather than the “he who must not be named” 1998 version.
When coming up with this drink, I knew that I wanted it to be subtle at first and then all of a sudden be all in your face. “Ant. Boot.”
I really, really, really wanted to incorporate it with some Dr. Pepper. This is because in my mind, Sammy Jackson and Dr. Pepper go hand in hand. Don’t ask me why, I have no clue. Pat turned that down mostly because he’s not a fan of mixing soda and alcohol. Since he’s my taste-tester, I have to abide by his wishes.
“Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on.”
It’s soooooooooo smooth and tasty and if the world ends… as long as I have one of these in my hand – I’ll be safe. Right? I wonder if Fury is more of a scotch, whiskey, or bourbon kind of man… but I will save that thought for a later day. Today he’s a whiskey guy.
Add a little ice because that man is cold! Zing!
This recipe makes 2 servings in rocks glasses or 1 drink served in a highball glass (with lots of ice!!!). I highly recommend sharing it with a friend. It’s worth it but it is very strong!
A word of caution: since this drink is made with a cream-based liqueur it’s probably best to stay away from citrus-based drinks afterwards or you might get a little cranky stomach.
- 2.5oz of Kraken Black Spiced Rum
- 2.5oz of Kahlua (Original)
- 1.25oz of Frangelico
- 1.25oz of Crown Royal Black
- 1.25oz of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- Into a shaker, pour ice and all of the alcohol.
- Shake for about 2 minutes that way it's nice and cool - also it acts as a great workout.
- Pour into 2 rocks glasses, (rocks or neat)
And as always, please drink responsibly.