Drink Your Comics: Orphan Black


Orphan Black is currently in its third season on BBC America and Space.ca. Not only has the show’s popularity titillated geeks and feminists and feminist geeks alike, but the show has recently branched out into comics. In celebration, we are drinking our comics, Orphan Black style! Trust us, the drinking will help you keep up with all the clones.

Orphan Black promo shot_Mrs. S.The Mrs. S, a Grizzly (Mama) Bear Cocktail variation by Al Rosenberg


  • 1 part Brandy
  • 1 part Jaegermeister
  • 1 part Kahlua
  • 2.5 parts cream


Stir angrily while considering all the horrible things that could happen to your charges. Pour over ice and down while cleaning your gun.

The On the Wagon and Off the Stage by Melinda P.


  • 4 cups cranberry-grape juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 pear, diced
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 3 cups lemon-lime beverage
  • sliced lemons and oranges for garnish


Combine fruit juices in large glass pitcher. Refrigerate for two hours while scheming to take over the PTA, plotting craft torture of your significant other, and organizing the book club. Before serving, add in lemon-lime beverage and garnish with sliced lemons and oranges. Drink while in your craft room.

Clone Maker by Amanda V.


  • Your favorite whiskey

Orphan Black Clone Club Dance-offDirections

  1. Line up as many shot glasses as you own. Borrow some from a neighbor if you need to.
  2. Pour your favorite whiskey into all of the glasses.
  3. Begin taking shots. Drink until the room spins.
  4. Hold up a mirror. Seeing double? There you go!

Or if you are less inclined to binge drinking, here’s one for the Clone Club:

Rachel’s Sophisticate by Amanda V.


  • 3 oz. brandy
  • 2 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. brandied cherry juice (if you like)
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Dash of bitters


Douse the sugar cube in bitters, then muddle together with orange slices and cherries. Add ice, then add the booze. Shake, hard, until the shaker frosts over. Serve up, garnish with a cherry and an orange slice. If you must, drink while contemplating how to achieve your devious ends and/or mourning your shattered childhood.

Orphan Black, S3, Helena with ScorpionMango Stinger by Wendy B.


  • 3 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • 135 ml maple syrup
  • Slice of lime
  • 1 tsp chili powder


Rim the glass with lime and chili powder, as per the scorpion’s instructions. Add tequila, orange liqueur, hot sauce, maple syrup, and–wait, where did the mangoes go? This won’t work without some delicious mangoes. They promised me mangoes.


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