This weekend, millions of Star Wars fans are going to see one of the most anticipated films in history when “The Force Awakens” finally debuts in theaters!
Now, if you’re of the proper drinking age and would like to celebrate returning to that “galaxy far, far away”, may I recommend making one of these Star Wars-themed cocktails?
They run from the fun and fruity, to downright refreshing. Just be sure to not drink and fly your space freighter. Let the wookiee be your designated driver.
Click on the images for the recipes!
“The BB-8 Bellini” – Anyone (or any droid) that can handle the harsh sands of Tatooine and keep on rolling needs a cocktail to match their scrappy, fun personality, and this orange treat does the trick! 4 oz chilled Prosecco DOC 1oz blood orange 1 oz white peach puree Pour the blood orange and white peach puree into a chilled flute and top with Prosecco DOC.
“Finn Shooter” – Any former Stormtrooper needs a stiff drink to help him wash away the things he’s seen, and the Finn Shooter is just what the medical droid ordered. 0.5 oz Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky 0.5 oz white sambuca Pour together into a shot glass.
“Jedi Mind Trick” – The force is strong with this blue cocktail — and it’s definitely the drink you’re looking for. 0.5 oz Dry Vermouth (La Quintinye Vermouth Royal) 1.5 oz The London Nº1 Gin Lemon twist Stir wet ingredients in stirring glass or Boston shaker. Double-strain into Martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist as preferred.
“Kylo Ren-tini” – Are you still mourning the death of Darth Vader? Well don’t worry — so is Kylo Ren. In fact, the only thing more bitter than him is this cocktail as red as his crossguard lightsaber. 1 oz Amaro Lucano 2 oz red wine 0.8 oz tonic water 0.5 oz sugar syrup Mix the drink directly in the martini glass and serve with a slice of lemon and orange, a sprig of mint, fruits of the forest and ice.
“Old Fashioned Phasma” – Galactic Riot Control requires a boots-first, ask-questions-never kind of approach, and the Old Fashioned Phasma delivers the same kind of butt kicking as its namesake. 3 oz – Usquaebach Reserve Scotch Whisky 1 oz – Almond Orgeat 3 dash – Orange Bitters Grated Cinnamon Stick Stir all ingredients. Strain. Serve over rocks, garnish orange peel.
“Poe-jito” – There’s nothing stronger than the bond between an X-Wing pilot and his astromech. This smooth mojito won’t knock you out and will help you stay in the fight till the end! 2.5 oz Diplomatico Reserva 1/2 orange, cut into 3 wedges 1/2 lime, cut into 3 wedges 2 tsp sugar 1 or 2 sprigs fresh mint 1 cup crushed ice Put the oranges, limes, sugar, and mint in a large rocks glass. Muddle the leaves and citrus by pressing them with a pestle or a wooden spoon until juicy and fragrant. Add the rum and ice. Cover with a cocktail shaker and shake until combined. Enjoy!
“Rey-tini” – After dealing with all the wretched hives of scum and villainy on Jakku all day, someone like Rey needs to kick back and relax with a tequila martini that kicks as much butt as she does. 2 oz Partida Anejo 0.75 oz freshly squeezed lime juice 0.5 oz agave nectar 1 oz champagne Build all ingredients except the champagne add ice shake and strain into a martini glass. Top with one ounce of champagne and garnish with a long lime twist.
“The First Order Stormtrooper” – The First Order Stormtrooper is reporting for duty with a classic cocktail that’ll knock you right out of your boots. 1.5 oz G’Vine Floraison Gin Fever-Tree Tonic Water Fill a large glass with ice. Pour G’Vine and top with tonic water.
Which cocktail sounds the tastiest to you? I’m partial to the “Poe-jito” myself!
I hope you enjoy them and may the Force be with you!