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Celebrate Man of Steel Opening Weekend with a Superman Cocktail

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I hadn't planned on rushing to the theaters to see Man of Steel , which opens this Friday, but then I saw its featured man candy lead actor Henry Cavill interviewed on Good Morning America. Although I didn't hear anything he was saying because I had forgotten my earbuds, I was still sufficiently and very pleasantly distracted by his face to push through another mile. Thus I concluded two hours of staring at him on the big screen would hardly be a chore. And the movie might be okay, too.

To pregame for this superhero flick, I will be enjoying, appropriately, a Superman Cocktail. There are many different recipes for Superman cocktails and it's unclear whether the Man of Steel himself has endorsed an "official" version. My favorite in terms of taste and appearance is from the whimsical French food blog plumeetfourchette.com. More details after the jump:

As I noted in my fleur de sel post, my proficiency in French is deteriorating rapidly, so thank God for Google Translate. Here's the recipe, slightly modified, en anglais:

Superman Cocktail

1 oz Southern Comfort 1 oz cranberry juice 1/2 oz grenadine 1 oz gin 1/2 oz blue curaçao Sprite or 7 Up (regular or diet) Long zest of lemon for the "S" of Superman

Layer SoCo, cranberry juice, grenadine, gin and blue curaçao in that order in a glass filled with ice. Top off with Sprite or 7 Up and garnish with lemon "S."

After one cocktail, you will definitely feel super. After three, you may believe you can leap tall buildings in a single bound. So stop at two.

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