Welcome back everyone to another pre-release drink series! This time, we’re covering the (absurdly large) main cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The least shown character in the trailers, we’re welcoming Vision into the MCU with a drink just for him.
SOLAR JEWEL DAISY (VISION)
- 2/3 oz (4 tsp, 1 tbsp + 1 tsp, or 20mL) bartenders/key/Mexican lime juice
- 1 Jigger (2 oz, or 60mL) total Tequila mezcal, young + elderflower liqueur, (recommended ratio 1 1/3oz + 2/3 oz)
- Chill 4.5 oz sour goblet
- Add lime and jigger to metal mixing tin
- 2/3 fill with ice, seal and shake
- Fine strain with both Hawthorne and tea strainer into sour goblet
The Vision hasn’t seen much action (pun intended) in the promotional materials, so the thought process in commemorating him with drink comes from comic extrapolation. In the comics, the major Avenger’s version is android powered by a Solar Jewel, which takes in energy from the sun. Brainstorming off of that yielded flowers and the bright, sharp flavors of agave.
To focus on that sunny agave nectar-y flavor, we opted for young blanco/silver tequila rather than reposado or anejo, since the caramel and vanilla smoothing notes of the barrel would be a distraction.
Clearly heading in a Margarita-like direction, we focused on incorporating flowers without that soapy taste from too much floral liqueur like cremes de violette. A pity, since the violet/magenta color would have visually reinforced the Vision better. Instead, elderflower liqueur was selected for it’s very sweet and accessible floral taste. Substituting the elderflower for the curacao typically in the Margarita, this drink combines the green tint of lime juice with the gold of elderflower, still subtly calling back to Vision’s famous costume.
Just imagine the color as a Solar(jewel)beam