SNEAK PEEK: But I thought Bruce Wayne doesn’t drink…
I’m not even going to pretend: This cracks me up.
DC is planning a book of cocktail recipes inspired by the Dark Knight’s, well, dark nights, I guess.
Seriously, check out the official description of DC Comics: Batman — The Official Gotham City Cocktail Book, according to an Amazon listing, along with placeholder art:
DC Comics: Batman: The Official Gotham City Cocktail Book
The first official book of its kind, DC Comics: The Official Gotham City Cocktail Book is the ultimate guide to crafting classic drinks inspired by the residents of Gotham City.
Based on the colorful heroes, villains, and locations of Gotham City, this compendium of delectably enticing cocktails takes readers on a trip through the home of the Dark Knight. Featuring a collection of sophisticated libations, this unique book contains both alcoholic and nonalcoholic recipes, as well as a curated selection of tasteful bar bites to pair with the beverages.
With drinks inspired by everyone from Batman himself to Poison Ivy, Commissioner Gordon, and the Joker, DC Comics: Batman: The Official Gotham City Cocktail Book includes step-by-step instructions and tips on how to craft the perfect cocktail, as well as beautiful full-color photography. A refined and elegant volume, this book is an essential addition to every fan’s bar cart or bookshelf.
And check out these early promo pages:
A few thoughts:
— OK, it’s clever. I’ll admit that. And it certainly plays into DC’s desire to be something of a lifestyle brand. Still, it’s … weird.
— Let me guess: The Boy Wonder is ginger ale with grenadine and a maraschino cherry.
— I bet you drinking the Two-Face will make you see double. (I could go on and on…)
— At least it’s not Iron Man.
— The 144-page hardcover from Insight Editions lists for $24.99. It’s due April 13, 2021. No author is named.
— Standard caveat: This has not been solicited by DC yet, so nothing is official until it’s official. Even then, things can change. That said, I’m not even sure this will go through the normal solicitation route — it may only be in the bookseller market. Just keep coming to 13th Dimension for updates.
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