Does the name superman shot ring a bell? How about a timeless, popular fictional superhero character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster?

For some of us, a week is not complete without having a few shots in a bar with friends, and the superman cocktail is one you should definitely try if you haven’t yet.

With a mix of the colors of the superhero, the superman alcoholic shot is indisputably a beauty. An eye-catching and refreshing drink, it’s a two-fold pleasure: it will satisfy your taste buds, and you won’t be able to look away. There’s only one word I would use to describe this exquisite combination of red and blue with a hint of yellow: delightful.

Chilling with friends or simply treating yourself to a drink is always better and fancier with a glass of the superman drink. Every sip of this cocktail comes with a blast! I might even call it a glass of perfection– the color combo and the taste are just so perfectly complementary.

Have you ever wondered what this was on a menu? Perhaps it’s time you pause and consider trying it. And we’ve got good news: you might not even need to go to a bar because you’ll have a recipe right here to make your special perfect shot at home. So, if you’re planning a party or just hanging out with friends, this is an excellent drink to have.

What is a Superman Shot?

The superman shot is a drink prepared with three equal parts of blue curaçao, blue raspberry vodka, and red absinthe. It is a mixture that produces a colorful, sweet, and slightly tangy taste. Because of its delicious, unique taste, it is a favorite of many.

Please remember, however, that this is an alcoholic drink and should be consumed only in moderation.

What inspired it?

What inspired the superman shot? More like who! Of course, Superman has been a classic superhero since the character first appeared in action comics published in 1938.

Over time, the character has made his mark in TV shows, radio shows such as the adventure of superman, newspapers, movies, and video games. The superman character has superhuman traits like impermeable skin and extraordinary strength which he used to protect humanity.

The first Superman movie series was released in 1948 which children as its target audience. The series gained a lot of popularity, and more movies with the superman character have followed throughout the twentieth and our own twenty-first century.

The eventual creation of the superman shot was inspired by this superhero character who has found an indelible place in the hearts of many around the world. This shot will give you a superhero feel in a glass.

The Superman Shot Recipe

The superman shot is worth a try, and we’ll take a look at how we can make it from the comfort of your kitchen.

I love this particular cocktail, and I’m sure you will, too. There’s no need to be in a movie or a comic strip; you can be your own superhero with a  beautiful glass of the superman shot. In any case, you will definitely be a hero to your guests.

Also, don’t worry. This drink is not just for guys; ladies can have just as much fun with this drink as well.

Superman shot ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are simple:

  1. 1 cup of blue Curaçao
  2. 1 cup of blue Raspberry Vodka
  3. 1 cup of red Absinthe


  1. Pour your blue raspberry vodka into your shot glass.
  2. Add your blue curacao.
  3. Let it sit, and, after a minute, add your red absinthe.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

This process should take about 3 minutes in total, and, if you want, you can add some ice cubes. There has never been a simpler drink.

A glass of superman is a tasty, yummy, luscious, juicy sure-fire hit!

Again, I cannot stress enough that this drink should be consumed responsibly.

Other Styles of the Superman Shot

Just like most other foods and drinks, the superman shot can be prepared in a lot of fun, different ways.

Some of the superman shot styles are:

Superman fruity punch

Fruits in cocktails can never go wrong. A fruity, yummy taste is just perfect for any occasion, especially for fruit lovers. So, if you want fruit in your Superman punch, try this recipe.

For the superman fruity punch, you’ll need blue raspberry, cranberry juice, raspberry syrup, sanding sugar, cornstarch, and some ice cubes. You’ll also need two plates or glasses.

To prepare, dip the edge of your glass in syrup and then into your sanding sugar. Add some ice cubes about halfway to the top, then your cranberry juice and raspberry syrup, and shake using a bar shaker. Finally, layer with your blue raspberry juice, and serve.

The superman fruity punch is very easy to make, and a glass of it is sure to fill you with joy.

Blue superman shot

The blue superman shot is a fun and tasty spin-off of the superman shot. Unlike the original superman shot, which has a mostly blue and red color, this variety has just a blue color. The blue superman is made up of grenadine, Goldschlager, and blue curacao.

To prepare this, add Goldschlager and blue curacao into a cocktail shaker and shake and strain into a shot glass. Add grenadine, and serve. You can add some ice cubes if you like your drinks on the rocks.

This might not have the same nice color as the superman character, but it’s still a pleasure.

Superman’s Kryptonite Cocktail

Superman’s Kryptonite Cocktail is just like the blue superman shot, and, again, comes in a different color from the original superman drink.

The superman kryptonite drink is made using spiced rum, coconut rum, pineapple juice, melon liqueur, proof rum, and some ice cubes. To prepare this, add some ice cubes, coconut rum, and spiced rum into a glass, then layer the mixture with melon liqueur and pineapple juice. Give it a final layer of proof rum, and enjoy.

This is a really beautiful and sweet variety of the superman shot. Again, please be careful with it.

The Black Superman

This is yet another variety of the superman cocktail that is enjoyed around the world.

For this, you’ll need triple sec, gum, vodka, blue curacao, sweet and sour, light rum, Chambord, and some ice cubes. To prepare, mix all your ingredients –except the Chambord–into a cocktail shaker, and shake. Strain into a shot glass, float the Chambord, and serve.

This drink is also very easy, delicious, and quick to make, taking all of 4 mins to prepare. It has a unique sweet and sour taste; however, it is especially alcoholic and should not be consumed in any large quantity.

The Drunken Superman

The drunken superman is said to have been created by Jarrod Brecht and is made using tequila, lime juice, margarita mix, triple sec, and rum.

To prepare, mix all of your ingredients– except the rum– into a cocktail shaker and shake and strain into a shot glass. Add your rum, and serve. If you’re feeling festive, you can top it all with a slice of lime or orange. You can also add ice cubes as well.

Can you use the superman energy drink for your shots?

Produced in Australia, the superman energy drink is a sweetened beverage that has a refreshing and fruity taste. It is made of vitamins and caffeine and, like any energy drink, helps keep your body active and energized for sports and work. It is suitable for everyone and can be enjoyed with friends.

Can you use the superman energy drink for your superman shot?

It’s not something I have tried, but why not? Get creative. There’s no rule for what you can do with your drinks! After all, there’s only one way to know how it will turn out.

Final Thoughts

We’ve touched on a few things about the superman superhero cocktail. The cocktail has gained wide acceptance and is consumed in many bars around the world.

As with most drinks and foods, there is no rule for what you can do with yours, and there’s no one way of enjoying it. You now know the ingredients for making it and the myriad of varieties in which it can manifest itself. Next time, instead of going to the bar with your friends, why not invite them over and give them a “super” treat? You’re sure to have a blast, so go ahead and have fun!


Peter's path through the culinary world has taken a number of unexpected turns. After starting out as a waiter at the age of 16, he was inspired to go to culinary school and learn the tricks of the trade. As he delved deeper, however, his career took a sudden turn when a family friend needed someone to help manage his business. Peter now scratches his culinary itch on the internet by blogging, sharing recipes, and socializing with food enthusiasts worldwide.

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