Batman Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Batman cocktail is a playful and fun drink that was inspired by the iconic comic book character. It's a relatively new cocktail, so it doesn't have a long history or tradition associated with it. However, it has quickly gained popularity due to its unique taste and eye-catching presentation.

Who Would Like It

This cocktail is perfect for comic book fans, or anyone who enjoys a sweet and fruity cocktail. It's also a great choice for themed parties or events.

How Batman Tastes?

The Batman cocktail is a sweet, fruity, and slightly tart drink. The combination of blackcurrant liqueur and cranberry juice gives it a rich, berry flavor, while the lemon juice adds a hint of tartness. The vodka provides a strong, smooth base that balances out the sweetness.

Interesting facts about Batman

The Batman cocktail is typically served in a highball glass, which allows for plenty of ice and garnish.

  • Despite its sweet and fruity flavor, this cocktail packs a punch with a high alcohol content.
  • The drink's dark, rich color is reminiscent of Batman's iconic black costume.


A few good options for Batman are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose


The backbone of this dark knight drink. It's neutral, allowing the other flavors to shine while providing a boozy punch. Use 2 oz; more would make our Batmobile too powerful, less would leave the villains of taste unchallenged. Miss out on vodka, and you'll have more of a mocktail than a cocktail.

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Blackcurrant Liqueur

Our Bat-signal in the dark. 1 oz lends a fruity depth and rich color. More could overpower the drink, less would let evil flavors lurk. Substitute with cassis syrup for a non-alcoholic version but expect a less complex flavor.

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Lemon Juice

The acid that cuts through the darkness of Gotham's crime (and sweetness of the liqueur and cranberry juice). 1 oz balances the drink; more, and our hero becomes a sourpuss, less, and the drink's darkness overwhelms Gotham. No lemon juice? The drink lacks its necessary sharp edge.

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Cranberry Juice

Acts like the Batmobile's sleek red detailing, adding color and a tart profile. 2 oz keeps the balance; more might turn the cocktail into a fruity smoothie, less would dull its edge. Without it, you miss the tart counterpoint to the sweet and sour.

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The chilling presence necessary in any vigilante's arsenal. As needed to keep the drink cool and refreshing, just like Batman's demeanor. No ice? Gotham ends up warm and off-kilter.

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The dark, mysterious garnish that perches atop this concoction like Batman on a Gotham gargoyle. For garnish, getting the looks right while adding a hint of berry freshness when they infuse slightly into the drink.

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Recipe. How to make Batman Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. In a shaker, combine the vodka, blackcurrant liqueur, lemon juice, and cranberry juice.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into the glass over the ice.
  5. Garnish with fresh blackberries.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • Be sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure all the ingredients are fully mixed.
  • Garnish with fresh blackberries for an extra touch of flavor and presentation.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese plates: A selection of soft, creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert will complement the fruit notes.
  • Charcuterie: Spicy or herby sausages add contrast to the cocktail's sweetness.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Chicken: With herbs and a light glaze, the simplicity won't overshadow the cocktail.
  • Seafood: Particularly salmon or trout, as the fruity flavors pair well with the richness of the fish.


  • Chocolate desserts: Especially dark chocolate, to contrast the sweet and tart flavors of the drink.
  • Fruit tarts: Echoing the berry flavors within the cocktail.


  • Sparkling Water: To cleanse the palate between sips without introducing competing flavors.

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What you could change in Batman

  • If you don't have blackcurrant liqueur, you can substitute it with cassis or any other berry-flavored liqueur.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, replace the vodka with soda water or lemon-lime soda.

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And of course - twists🍹

The Riddler's Riddle

  • Add a splash of green chartreuse to the mix for an enigmatic twist. Combine the same amount of the original ingredients, and add 0.5 oz of green chartreuse. The flavor is now herbal, more complex, and slightly stronger - a riddle for the palate.

Catwoman's Purr

  • Replace blackcurrant liqueur with Chambord, and garnish with raspberries instead of blackberries. This will give the cocktail a rasp-red hue and a French twist, seductive as Selina Kyle.

Joker's Wild

  • Introduce a dash of spicy bitters and a twist of orange peel for a capricious bend. A bit of chaos in flavor - unexpected but strangely alluring. This twist will bring a hint of spice and a touch of citrus aroma that even the Joker would approve.

In case you forgot basics how to make Batman

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

Learn everything on how to strain

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Batman

Can I prepare the Batman cocktail with other fruits?

The Batman cocktail is versatile, and you can use other fruits in place of blackberries. However, it might alter the taste slightly.

What type of vodka is best to use in a Batman cocktail?

A clear, high-quality vodka is suggested for the Batman cocktail to let the flavors of the other ingredients shine.

Can I use fresh cranberries instead of cranberry juice?

Fresh cranberries can give a different taste and texture to the cocktail. It is recommended to use cranberry juice for the best flavor.

What's the best time to serve the Batman Cocktail?

It can be served on any occasion, but it's a great hit at themed parties, Comic-Con events, or even a casual friends' night.

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