Super Man Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:14%

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 Super Man cocktail is a fun and fruity drink that was popularized in the 1980s. Its vibrant blue color and sweet taste made it a hit at parties and social gatherings. It's a great choice for those who enjoy sweet, fruity cocktails.

  • Origin: The exact origin of the Super Man cocktail is unknown, but it's believed to have been created in the United States.
  • Popularity: The Super Man cocktail gained popularity in the 1980s and continues to be a favorite at parties and social events.

How Super Man Tastes?

The Super Man cocktail is a sweet and fruity drink with a vibrant blue color. It has a strong taste of pineapple and coconut, with a hint of citrus. The taste is smooth and refreshing, with a slight kick from the vodka.

Interesting facts about Super Man

  • The Super Man cocktail is named after the popular comic book character, Superman.
  • The vibrant blue color of the cocktail is reminiscent of Superman's iconic blue suit.
  • Despite its sweet taste, the Super Man cocktail is quite strong due to the presence of vodka.


  • Vodka: 1.5 oz(45ml)
  • Blue curacao: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Pineapple juice: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Cream of coconut: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Ice: 1 cup
  • Maraschino cherry: 1 for garnish

A few good options for Super Man are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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A clear spirit that provides a strong alcohol base without distracting from the flavors of the other ingredients. Add more, and Superman might lose his powers from too much punch; too little, and the villain of blandness might win.

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Blue Curacao

Gives our heroic drink that iconic Superman blue and adds a bittersweet orange flavor. Never fear, if you can't find Blue Curacao, you can substitute with blue-tinted Triple Sec or Blue Curaçao Syrup for a non-alcoholic version.

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Pineapple Juice

Offers a tropical vibe that reminds you of sunny days in Metropolis. It's both sweet and tangy - without it, the cocktail might not be super at all.

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Cream of Coconut

Is the Lois Lane to our vodka's Clark Kent; they complement each other perfectly. It brings a creamy texture and sweetness. Forget it, and the drink loses its silky smooth character.

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Not only does it chill the drink but shaking with ice dilutes the concoction just enough to take the edge off, like a cape softens the look of a superhero suit.

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Maraschino Cherry

The red cherry represents Superman's cape; it's a garnish that provides a sweet finish and a nod to the hero's colors. No cherry means no cape—still super, but perhaps a bit undressed.

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Recipe. How to make Super Man Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure all the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Use fresh pineapple juice for the best taste.
  • Chill the glass before pouring the cocktail to keep it cold longer.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled shrimp skewers: The light, crisp flavors of the shrimp pair beautifully with the tropical notes of the cocktail.
  • Fruit platters: Pineapple and coconut in the drink complement fresh tropical fruits.

Main Courses

  • Teriyaki chicken: The sweet and savory flavors of teriyaki complement the fruity sweetness of the cocktail.
  • Fish tacos: The light, bright flavors of the fish work well against the cocktail's sweetness.


  • Coconut cake: The creamy coconut in both the cake and cocktail double down on tropical indulgence.
  • Key lime pie: The tartness of the pie contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the Super Man cocktail.

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What you could change in Super Man

  • Vodka: Can be substituted with white rum.
  • Blue Curacao: Can be substituted with blue food coloring and orange liqueur.

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Kryptonite Crush

Substitute blue curacao for Midori to get that kryptonite green glow. The melon-flavored Midori will give the cocktail a sweeter, more melon-tinged profile, and it will definitely be Superman's weakness.

Ingredients: Vodka, Midori, Pineapple Juice, Cream of Coconut, Ice, Maraschino Cherry

The Daily Planet Punch

Add a splash of club soda for a fizzy sensation that will feel like you’re sipping the news right in the heart of Metropolis. The effervescence adds a refreshing twist and lightens the cocktail.

Ingredients: Vodka, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice, Cream of Coconut, Ice, Club Soda, Maraschino Cherry

Lois Lane Libation

Swap vodka for light rum for a smoother, slightly sweeter tropical getaway. This exotic twist plays up the cream of coconut and pairs phenomenally with the pineapple juice for a story worth unraveling.

Ingredients: Light Rum, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice, Cream of Coconut, Ice, Maraschino Cherry

In case you forgot basics how to make Super Man

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.

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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 Super Man

What type of glass works best for the Super Man cocktail?

While one can technically use any glass type, a tall, clear glass or hurricane glass works well for the Super Man cocktail. The height of these glasses allow for the vibrant blue color to stand out.

Is there an alternate garnish I can use for the Super Man cocktail?

While a maraschino cherry is traditionally used for garnishing the Super Man, alternate options can be an orange slice or a pineapple wedge.

How do I obtain the 'frosty' effect on the cocktail shaker?

The frosty effect on your shaker is simply due to the condensation from the shaker being significantly colder than the surrounding air.

What mixers pair well with the Super Man cocktail?

The Super Man cocktail has strong flavors of pineapple and coconut. As such, mixers with tropical or citrus flavors pair well with it.

Can I make a pitcher of the Super Man cocktail in advance?

Yes, you can make a pitcher in advance. However, remember to serve it chilled and mix it again thoroughly before serving, as the ingredients may settle at the bottom.

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