Though Black Panther didn’t manage to nab Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, Ryan Coogler’s Marvel megahit still found another way to make superhero movie history as the first of its genre to take home as many as three Oscars. This also makes Black Panther the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture.

In time-honoured tradition, the Cocktail Academy in Los Angeles has again created chic, cinematic cocktails inspired by this year’s crop of Academy Award winners.

Founder Matt Landes is particularly proud of his creation inspired by the Kingdom of Wakanda and its super-powered guardian.

Vibranium – by Cocktail Academy

“We had a lot of fun when coming up with this drink,” Landes says. “Given Black Panther has a lot of elements of fantasy we knew we could create something a bit more out of the box. Using Vibranium and Wakanda as our inspirations, the result is a drink that’s is exotic, sexy and forceful with underlying rich flavours like cherimoya, anise and hibiscus.”

Matt Landes of Cocktail Academy.

To make your own dark and mysterious Vibranium cocktail, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1.5 oz Cognac
  • .5 oz hibiscus-infused absinthe
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • .75 oz sorrel-cherimoya Syrup 
  • .5 dashes of butterfly pea flower extract
  • Red sorrel to garnish
  • Black lava salt to garnish

Rim your glass with black lava salt. Add all ingredients to your shaker tin and fill with ice. Shake hard and fast. Pour over crushed ice and garnish with red sorrel.