Welcome back everyone to another pre-release drink series! This time, we’re covering the (absurdly large) main cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron. We go back to the old-fashioned soda fountain for something fit for the straight-edged First Avenger, Steve Rogers.
Berry Ice Cream Soda (Captain America)
- 1 oz (1 tbsp, or 30 mL) strawberry syrup
- 1 1/2 cup seltzer or soda water
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
- Blueberry Syrup for garniture
- Set an 11 oz punch tumbler
- Add syrup to bottom of glass
- Pour seltzer vigorously onto center of glass to generate foamy head until 2/3 full
- Add scoop of ice cream, add rest of the seltzer to top of glass
- Garnish by drizzling blueberry syrup over ice cream
- Serve with spoon
The good Captain doesn’t usually drink much. Steve is often portrayed as a little more morally upstanding, plus it takes a lot more alcohol:
Steve Rogers: Dr. Erskine said that the serum wouldn’t just effect my muscles, it would effect my cells. Create a protective system of regeneration and healing. Which means, um, I can’t get drunk. Did you know that?
~Captain America: the First Avenger
The reality is not that he can’t, it just that it’s a lot harder. Unless he’s with someone like Wolverine, it just isn’t happening.
So when coming up with a beverage for him, it was time to come up with a virgin drink. A mocktail. Despite being as American as apple pie, I honestly wasn’t satisfied with any of the drinks we made in that direction.
Apple drinks are great. Apple drinks without alcohol…. are still a work in progress. So we return to Cap’s good old days before the war. Soda shops, malt shops, pharmacies, these were places to socialize and have a fancy, flavored, carbonated water put together right in front of you. Especially popular were ice cream sodas, featuring a scoop of ice cream floating on top (the root beer float is basically the last survivor in modern day).
If we can’t have apple pie, on to strawberry soda. Plain vanilla for the straight-laced First Avenger, topped with blueberry syrup because a little more sweet never hurt him (and I’ll be honest, we may as well complete the red, white and blue).