The Elite Manhattan – A Joker-Inspired Cocktail that Embodies Gotham’s Upper Crust

In the world of the Joker movie, Thomas Wayne stands as a polar opposite to Arthur Fleck. He’s wealthy, influential, and seemingly untouchable. As the father of Bruce Wayne, who later becomes Batman, Thomas Wayne is a figure who exudes power and prestige. To encapsulate the essence of this complex character, we’ve devised a cocktail that is as robust and sophisticated as the man himself: the “Elite Manhattan.”

The Power of Ingredients

Every ingredient in the Elite Manhattan has been carefully selected to reflect elements of Thomas Wayne’s persona. The base of bourbon is a nod to Wayne’s American roots and his robust, unapologetic approach to life. Sweet vermouth adds complexity and sophistication, echoing the multifaceted nature of a man who is both a business tycoon and a father. A dash of bitters gives the cocktail its edge, much like the harsh realities that come with immense wealth and influence in Gotham City.

The Elite Manhattan’s Appearance

The Elite Manhattan is a drink that commands attention, much like Thomas Wayne himself. Its deep, amber hue reflects the gravitas and richness associated with Wayne and the world he inhabits. Serve it in a classy cocktail glass, and you have a beverage that wouldn’t look out of place in any of Gotham’s high-society gatherings.

Beyond the Drink

This cocktail isn’t merely a blend of alcoholic ingredients; it’s a gateway to explore the social dynamics presented in the Joker movie. Thomas Wayne represents the upper echelons of Gotham society, a world that seems impossibly distant from Arthur Fleck’s life. As you sip on the Elite Manhattan, consider the schisms that divide Gotham City—schisms that are still glaringly relevant in our own world.

Social Themes and Relevance

Thomas Wayne is more than just a wealthy businessman; he is a symbol of the vast economic and social divide that pervades Gotham. The Elite Manhattan serves as a liquid representation of these deeper themes, inviting the drinker to ponder the complexities of class struggle, power dynamics, and social inequality. It’s a cocktail that brings more to the table than just flavor; it brings a conversation.

In crafting the Elite Manhattan, the goal was to encapsulate the complexity and grandeur of Thomas Wayne in a single glass. It’s a cocktail that resonates with the themes of the Joker movie, offering a rich, multi-layered experience that goes beyond mere taste. Whether you’re a fan of the film or simply a lover of a good Manhattan, the Elite Manhattan is a cocktail that offers both excellent flavor and food for thought.

Thomas Wayne's Elite Manhattan
Calories: 158kcal
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
The "Elite Manhattan" is a Joker-themed cocktail that captures the essence of Thomas Wayne, a symbol of Gotham's high society. This sophisticated blend of bourbon, sweet vermouth, and a dash of bitters results in a drink that is as complex and imposing as its namesake. It's not just a cocktail; it's an invitation to explore the intricate social dynamics of Gotham City. With each sip, the Elite Manhattan beckons you to ponder the divide between the haves and the have-nots, making it more than just a delicious drink—it's a conversation starter.



  • Mix all ingredients over ice and strain into a glass.

Estimated Nutrition:

Calories: 158kcal (8%)Carbohydrates: 2g (1%)Protein: 0.02gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 1mgSugar: 0.1gIron: 0.02mg
CourseBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
CuisineBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
KeywordBeverage, Cocktail, Drink