Incredible Hulk (cocktail)
|A quick stir brings out the extraordinary green color|
|Primary alcohol by volume|
|Served||On the rocks; poured over ice|
|Standard drinkware||Cocktail glass|
|Commonly used ingredients|
|Preparation||Stir together and serve over ice.|
An Incredible Hulk, Green Eyed Monster, Shrock, or Hip and Hen is a green-colored cocktail made by equal parts (2 fl oz each) of the fruit liqueur Hpnotiq and Hennessy brand cognac poured over ice. It is named for the famously green comic book superhero, the Hulk.
The drink was created at a Hpnotiq launch event by a restaurant bartender Kenneth Surita at Sean Combs' New York City restaurant, Justin's. A Hpnotiq employee (Hpnotiq spokesperson Antonio Harer) noticed many women but few men drinking his company's liquor, because the men considered the blue, fruity drink to be too effeminate. Victor Alvarez, a bartender at the restaurant, mixed Hennessy with Hpnotiq to dilute the fruity flavor, resulting in a green beverage that quickly became a hit.
The name 'Incredible Hulk' is also widely used amongst students in the North of England to describe a cocktail consisting of equal parts of WKD Blue and lager. It is commonly asserted that it is impossible to drink a British pint of this cocktail without vomiting before the drink has fully passed through one's system, although it is likely that this is based more on hearsay than on evidence.
One version of the cocktail gained notoriety in Manchester, UK after being used in what was described as an alcoholic death race, where the aim was to drink so much medical attention was required. This version of the cocktail known simply as Hulk is made of a bottle of WKD Blue, Red Bull and 2 Vodka shots and is served in a pint glass.
The Incredible Hulk cocktail has been referenced in songs such as "Incredible Hulk" by the Memphis rap group Street Free Fam and has appeared in music videos. It was also mentioned in The Boondocks episode "The Story of Thugnificent". Epic Meal Time, a YouTube cooking show, featured cocktail at the start of the episode "Masta Pasta" with Muscles Glasses being punched repeatedly in the chest. As Dave's punching stops to complain that his hand hurts, someone off-camera says, "That's what Incredible Hulk does to you." It can also be seen in the post-credits scene of The Incredible Hulk where General Ross is drinking a glass of the cocktail at a bar.
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