Monday, March 31, 2008

What Do You Do With A Drunken Batman?

A lady friend of mine emailed last night about her discovery of a drink called "Batman" made from Dr. Pepper and grenadine.

When I went to look for a picture of said drink online, though, I stumbled across several different recipes for a Batman, including: a mixture of gin and an energy drink with lots of ice, and a mixture of orange juice and grenadine with a slice of orange.

What strikes me is that none of the recipes I saw seemed particularly potent, with relatively little to no alcohol content. Plus the frequent use of grenadine would make many of the concoctions fairly brightly colored. Now maybe it's just me, but I would figure that any drink called a Batman would be pretty stiff and do a fairly good job of knocking you on your ass. So why name a drink after the caped crusader if it's about on par with a Shirley Temple? And why name a brightly colored drink after the dark knight?

Of course, these ponderings are coming from a guy who doesn't drink anything more powerful than Mt. Dew, but I'm still curious about what thought processes went into choosing the name "Batman" into such a relatively weak drink.

1 comment:

Matt K said...

Good question. I'm thinking things like cola, dark stout, or coffee liqueur... then maybe a bright yellow garnish, such as a lemon wedge. :)