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Weapon X Cocktail in honor of Deadpool & Brian Posehn

 Preface:  Every time you hear or see the word “legal” in this blog or video, you should probably take a shot of the cocktail for which we are providing the recipe.  It will make the experience much more fun. 

Back to the schedule here at Print Julep (of steadily being about a month behind in everything) last month Brian Posehn visited our comic book shop.

Kate and I also got to give him a ride back to Portland. In my car… which at the time was not in the best state.  NEWS: Print Julep is moving into a new office. However, at this time, my car was full of:

  • 400 sq. ft. of hard wood flooring
  • 3 Dresses
  • 2 pairs of High heels
  • 1 blue Ukulele
  • 1 Microwave
  • 1 (out of sight) Fire-arm (legal)  (take a shot)
  • 1 bag of Cheetos
  • The makings of the Weapon X cocktail
  • Full set of glass wear
  • and Kate.

So.   Safe to say, we shamefully perpetuated the stereotype for Portland and the Pacific Northwest.   However, he perpetuated his own stereotype by bringing the distinct smell that everyone knows, and that is now legal (take a shot) in the state of Washington. So. We both did our jobs.

In honor of his visit for a signing of Deadpool, we decided to make a cocktail that embodies both Posehn and ‘Pool together.

Say hello to the Weapon X.

 

Generously provided by Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver, WA

 

Weapon X is a fictional clandestine government program in Marvel Comics that takes willing and unwilling participants and experiments on them to give them super powers and turn them into living weapons.

Most known for taking mutants in the X-Men series, Weapon X is responsible for Deadpool’s massive healing ability and strength, as well as Wolverine and Sabretooth.

This is what you’ll feel like doing after having one our cocktails.

OUR Weapon X is a twist on the popular 90’s cocktail, a Whiskey Smash.  However, the secret weapon is of course, Marijuana. “Cannabis” to be PC. Pot, weed, grass, THC. Whatever.

I (Chelsea) have never been into a marijuana shop before this. Since Kate was running behind in her schedule, it was up to me to stop by and pick up “the stuff.”

I had an experience.

First of all, it was insanely busy.  I think a huge part of me was expecting it to be quiet, a little smokey with some sitar playing in the background or something…and definitely a bead curtain covering the door.

There was none of that.  It was loud and busy. I was presented with my very own “Bud Tender.”  Since I was pretty confused and to be honest, terrified, he said “Oh, we’re like BARtenders, but we’re your BUD tenders.”

The only Bud I’m used to being dealt looks like this:

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In any case, I survived and made it out alive, sans contact high as well.

In addition to our cocktail making, Kate also made us burgers. Because honestly, this was at the end of a very long work day for us, we were starving, and really tired.

So, of course, MEAT.

 

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Welcome to Kate’s house, north of the river on the Washington side.

 

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Pre cocktail mixing dinner activities:

 

 

 

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Shirts provided by NorthwestShirts.com and BloodAndGarlic.com.   Chris is a local screen printer.  He’s also awesome. If you’ve seen cool t-shirts on Print Julep that you like, chances are strong you’ll find it in Chris’s shop. Check it out! DSC_1258

 

 

 

RECIPE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO MAKE THE WEAPON X: 

  • *ICE
  • *1.5 oz Bourbon
  • *1/2 squeezed lemon juice
  • *1/2 Tablespoon Amarena Cherry Syrup
  • *3-6 drops of Zoots Mandarin Flavored (Yippy Kae-yay) Cannabis Concentrate (in states where it is legal.) 

Start out by smashing your ice.

Fill a pint glass to the top with crushed ice.

Add in 1.5 oz Bourbon.

Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice out of half of it and add it to the mix.(seeds are ok since you’ll strain it at the end)

Add 3-6 drops of Cannabis Concentrate.

Add 1/2 tablespoon of Amarena Cherry Syrup

Put in shaker.  Shake.

Strain and pour into tumblers full of crushed ice.

Put a cherry on top.

Chilllll….

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January Giants Part I

In the wake of the holidays, Print Julep picked up from the family-time funk, and ran.

* Our Local Comic Shop (LCS) I Like Comics bought the only other competition in Vancouver, Washington (Odyssey Comics & Coffee).Then they shut down both their current store, and the Odyssey store, and signed a lease on a shop space in downtown Vancouver that was bigger than both stores put together.

Print Julep was insanely happy to be able to help move and consolidate the stores.

Here’s a good time to inform you that Print Julep is comprised of like, REAL people.  If you didn’t get that from our videos. We’re real. So real.  Claire and Chelsea, when they’re not doing Print Julep stuff actually run a small business that (get this) CONSULTS small businesses.  We help small businesses in our community thrive. So if we’re not doing it for free because we love people (or for comics. Or for fun) we do it for our jobs.

So the move was a great time for us to flex our “small business lovin'” muscles and jump right in to make this transition as easy as possible.

This included fixing some things, painting some things, moving some things, and other things..and things.     And other things.   Things. …things like THIS.

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Buildings from top to bottom, left to right:

Avenger’s Mansion, Wayne Manor, Baxter Building, Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, Hall of Justice, Daily Bugle, Queen Consolidated, Daily Planet, Smith Tower (home for Retired Superheroes) (Vancouver landmark) Pearson Field (Vancouver landmark enhanced with Green Lantern and Captain America symbols) I5 Bridge.

In the midst of creating this wall for I Like Comics, Print Julep decided to do the neighborly thing (since they moved down the street from our office) and host a Shop Warming Party!

It wouldn’t be a Print Julep party without some drinks though.   Don’t worry, we went All Ages for this shindig and offered the following:

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Left to right:

The Flash-

(Shirly Temple)  Sprite with Grenadine, a cherry, and a yellow glow stick.

The Captain Marvel-

Blue Raspberry flavored Italian soda.

Ice, club soda, a bit of half& half, blue raspberry flavoring, whipped cream, a red cherry, a blue straw, and a yellow glow stick.

Kryptonite-  

Nuclear lime soda with a green glow stick and some green rock cand-  er… DEATH ROCKS.

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Chelsea with San Hannibal writer/artist Dan Schkade. DSC_5939Kate is drinking the Silver Surfer-  Blue raspberry flavored soda with a blue glow stick.  Glow sticks make everything look a million times cooler.  Drugs do the same, but glow sticks are cheaper, safer, prettier, and not as hard on your teeth.

We’re not done yet. Print Julep was BUSY in January.

Check out January Giants part II for the rest of our insane month.

Cheers!

-Print Julep Crew