Batman Arkham City

“The caped crusader better have some paracetamol in that utility belt – can you take down the rogues gallery”

Created back in 2011 for the Guardian this shot set sees some of Gotham’s most dastardly villains taking on the Dark Knight and is paying tribute to Rocksteady’s excellent Arkham City.


  • Two Face
  • 25ml Amarula Cream
  • 25ml Harvey’s Sherry
  • Gelatine sheets or similar
  • Riddler
  • 30ml Cachaca
  • Bane
  • 25ml Black Sambuca
  • 25ml Absinthe
  • Mr Freeze
  • 25ml Blue Curacao
  • 25ml Sambuca
  • Poison Ivy
  • Fresh Mint
  • 35ml White Rum
  • 5ml Sugar Syrup
  • The Joker
  • 20ml Blue Curacao
  • 20ml White Rum
  • 10ml Cranberry Juice
  • Popping Candy
  • Harley Quinn
  • 10ml Gin
  • 10ml Vermouth
  • 15ml Pink Lemonade
  • 10ml Peach Schnapps
  • 5ml Lemon Juice
  • Boston Shaker
  • Ice
  • 50ml Shot Glasses


, 25ml Amarula Cream (Set as a Jelly) To do this you need to add gelatine and use tape to seal off half the top of the glass. Carefully balance a glass on its side to set in a fridge then add a second jelly made with 25ml Harvey’s (couldn’t resist the reference) sherry.
Riddler, Like a Caipirinha: Sugar, muddled Lime and the 30ml Cachaca.
Bane, A brutal mix with the Black Sambuca and a 15ml hypodermic of Absinthe.
Mr Freeze, fill the shot glass with 20ml Blue Curacao and 20ml Sambuca topped up with crushed ice.
Poison Ivy, take the mint leaves and clap between your hands then add to the shot glass and mix with the rum and syrup
Joker, mix all the ingredients together.
Harley Quinn, our take on the classic ‘harlequin’ cocktail, mix everything in the shot glass.

The Game

Batman: Arkham City is a 2011 action-adventure game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is the sequel to the 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum and the second instalment in the Batman: Arkham series. Written by veteran Batman writer Paul Dini with Paul Crocker and Sefton Hill. In the game’s main storyline, Batman is incarcerated in Arkham City, a super-prison enclosing the decaying urban slums of fictional Gotham City. He must uncover the secret behind a sinister scheme orchestrated by the facility’s warden, Hugo Strange. The game’s leading characters are predominantly voiced by actors from the DC Animated Universe, with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their roles as Batman and the Joker, respectively.