Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016) is almost here. The movie’s mind-bending trailers bring back memories of Inception (2010) and the ability to warp reality through the architecture of the mind. However, unlike the dream weaving Cobb, Doctor Steven Strange does not need the help of technology to alter the universe or reality. Rather, he uses the mystical arts to manipulate the forces of the universe to his sheer will. Contrary to either character, we all need a little ‘something-something’ to alter our realities; like a Doctor Strange Cocktail.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016) releases on the 4 November 2016 in South Africa. If you are fans of Marvel, like the Vamers Crew, then you have already pre-booked your tickets in IMAX 3D (Ermehgersh Yaaaaaaaaaaas)! That being said, I thought it would be fitting to find 7 Mystical Doctor Strange Cocktails to open your mind and begin your journey towards better understanding the mystical arts.

Eye of Agamotto Cocktail

Mystical Doctor Strange Cocktail - Eye of Agamoto
© Thrillist

For those of you who are unaware, the Eye of Agamotto is the amulet that Doctor Strange wears around his neck. The origins of the eye are unknown, which is why there are many theories about it. One popular belief is that the eye was made by Agamotto himself, which makes sense because the eye’s powers have been compared to those of “The-All-Seeing”. This is why, after one or two of the Agamotto cocktails, you will definitly have an “all-seeing” insight of yourself, if you know what I mean. This cocktail was originally created and called “Magic Ice Ball” by Thrillists, who literally light the ice-ball, filled with tequila, on fire.  There is no doubt that this Doctor Strange Cocktail is the perfect representation of the “Eye of Agamotto”.

What you will need:

  • 10 ml 151 proof rum (for flaming)
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 44 ml triple sec
  • 73 ml tequila
  • 29 ml agave nectar
  • 15 ml blue curaçao
  • bamboo skewer
  • sphere ice mold
  • thick sewing needle
  • A syringe

The Lord of Dark Dimensions Cocktail

© Tipsy Bartender

For obvious reasons, this Doctor Strange Cocktail is named after the Lord of dark Dimensions, Dormammu. Although we are not certain if he will be in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, we do know that Dormammu is acknowledged as Doctor Strange’s “most terrible foe; and he has great mystical powers. He is also known to have flames surround his face, but only due to his regency over the Dark Dimension. Hence why this cocktail, originally made and called “Soul Reaper” by Tipsy Bartender, seems to be appropriate for this villian.

What you will need for the Red Layer:

  • 60 ml Viniq Ruby
  • 30 ml Peach Schnapps
  • 30 ml Pinnacle Tropical Punc
  • 60 ml Calypso Strawberry Lemonade

For the Black Layer: (Shake These Ingredients)

  • 30 ml Moonshine
  • 30 ml Peach Vodka
  • 30 ml Fireball Whiskey
  • 2 drops of Black Food Coloring
  • Top With Lemon Lime Soda

The Purple Clea Cocktail

© Tipsy Bartender

Clea is the most well known love interest of Doctor Strange in the comics, and she will hopefully be featured, in some way or another, in the upcoming movie. If not the first movie, then hopefully the sequel. Clea is a sorceress known for powerful mystical aptitude, which almost rivals Doctor Strange himself. Thus, this ‘powerful’ Doctor Strange Cocktail is Clea personified as it also perfectly matches her purple clothing and silver hair. In fact, stirring the drink causes the mixture of colours to turn into a beautiful purple, just like Clea. Although originally created by Tipsy Bartender, and originally known as the “Grateful Dead Cocktail”, its beautiful appearance seems to suit the name “The Purple Clea Cocktail” even more. Perhaps it was given that original name for the feeling you get the day after Clea sends you to an early grave. Either way, you need to make and enjoy one of these!

What you will need:

  • 30 ml Vodka
  • 30 ml Gin
  • 30 ml Tequila Silver
  • 30 ml White Rum
  • 30 ml Triple Sec
  • 90 ml Lemon lime soda

Add last:

  • 30 ml Blue Curaçao on the inner side of the glass
  • 30 ml Blue Curaçao on the outer side of the glass

Wong Cocktail

© Molecular Recipes

From the film’s trailers it is assumed that Wong will definitely be in the upcoming movie, which is good news for comic readers. Wong is not only a master of the mystic arts and Doctor Strange’s servant, but he also becomes one of his closest allies. Although Wong has a deep knowledge of magic, he cannot harvest it. This is why the “Old Fashion in the Rocks” by Molecular Recipes is the absolute perfect representation of a “Wong Cocktail”. This Doctor Strange Cocktail is served inside a hollow sphere that must be smashed with a “slingshot” to transform it from “in” the rocks to “on” the rocks. Much like Wong, who understands the mystic arts, but struggles to use it, unless at breaking point. Furthermore, the “Wong Cocktaill” has a cool and casual exterior with  a unique “kick” in the center, much like Wong.

What you will need:

Ice ball cocktail tools:

  • Spherical Ice Molds
  • Large Syringe with Needle
  • Freezer (the colder the better)


  • 30 ml grapefruit vodka
  • 11 ml Aperol
  • 30 ml lemon Juice
  • 30 ml orange Juice
  • 15 ml honey Syrup
  • 1 orange peel twist for garnish

The Ancient One Cocktail


© Daniel NYC

The Ancient One is a powerful sorcerer with the greatest knowledge of the mystic arts on earth. He also has the ability to tap into the universe’s infinite pool of magical energy and to manipulate it at will. The Ancient One is also the primary person who teaches Doctor Strange how to master the mystical arts and magic. Although the Ancient One was originally conceived as being a man in the comics, the character will be a woman in the film. Marvel sees this figure as more of a mantle than one specific person, thus allowing the character to be gender fluid. “The Ancient One” cocktail is mesmerising. It is created by freezing a bright coloured orchid into a perfect sphere of ice, which comes floating in your glass like a beautiful magical globe. This Doctor Strange Cocktail is actually called a “White Cosmopolitan” and is made by restaurant Daniel in New York City. That name, however, is quite boring. “The Ancient One Cocktail” seems more fitting. Not only is it appealing to the eye, but if you are not careful, it can kick you straight onto your bum, much like the Ancient One.

What you will need:

Ice ball cocktail tools:

  • Spherical Ice Molds
  • Large Syringe with Needle
  • Freezer (the colder the better)


  • Vodka
  • white cranberry juice
  • St. Germain elderflower liqueur

Black Magical Shimmer Cocktail

© Elle

The “Black Magical Shimmer Cocktail” is one of my favourite Doctor Strange Cocktail on this list. Not only is it pleasing to the eye, but it feels like it would be an appropriate representation of the mind-bending magic within the world that Doctor Strange exists. Including what the experience of space and time travel would be like and the mysteriousness of it, kind of like the stars. After few of these, I am sure you will find yourself “time traveling”.

What you will need:

  • 89 ml Black Vodka
  • 15 ml Orange Juice
  • 30 ml Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • Pinch Wilton Pearl Dust
  •  Ice

Doctor Strange Cocktail


Last, but certainly not least, this is the “Doctor Strange Cocktail”. It is a good representation of the man himself, Doctor Steven Strange. As most know, without giving too much away, Doctor Strange is lead on a journey to discover the mystical arts after experiencing a horrific accident that leaves him partially disabled (#DontWorryNoSpoilers). Doctor Strange is known in the comics for his incredible range of magical and martial arts abilities, hence why this colorful cocktail is a perfect representation of him. This cocktail is traditionally known as a “Brain Hemorrhage”, which is ironic because Doctor Steven Strange was a neurosurgeon who displayed remarkable talent before his accident. The colours also perfectly represent his outfit after he masters the mystical arts – blue suit, red cape, awesome jewellery! The cocktail also looks like a nebula in space, thus paving the way for his powers of mysticism and reality bending.

What you will need:

  • 3/4 of a glass of Peach Schnapps
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Blue Curacao
  • Grenadine

Which Doctor Strange Cocktail is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

[Sources: ElleMolecular Recipes, People, ThrillistTipsy BartenderTipsy BartenderViral Nova]


From the magic of the Harry Potter saga through to the trials and tribulations of The Hunger Games, Diona adores losing herself in fictional worlds of magic, love and hope. She is currently a Bachelor of Social Science student with a specialisation in Communications and Media, and hopes to one day be the star of her very own 'talk show'.