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DRINK MATCH: Black Martini

This fan suggestion comes to us from Nick N. of Los Angeles, CA. When viewing the sci-fi thriller instant classic DISTRICT 9, why let Wikus Van De Merwe (Sharlto Copley) be the only one who gets to consume mysterious black alien fluid? Get in on the action and make yourself a delicious Black Martini (recipe below). While you're imbibing, keep in mind that this movie had a production budget of $30MM, a mere fraction of the funds required by many other special-effects heavy films. And instead of being let down "Star Wars prequel" style, you get completely realistic fully animated characters. Salud!

Wikus points out the alien markings on the mysterious container..

..and promptly sprays himself in the face with it.

It doesn't take long for the "black cocktail" to have an effect..

..and Wikus soon realizes that it's on like Donkey Kong.

Black Martini
  • 3½ ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce black raspberry liqueur or blackberry brandy
  • Choose your garnish: black olive(s) or lemon peel
Throw all of the alcohol into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish.