We may have to wait until December for Episode Seven in the Star Wars series, but with the “official” Star Wars day upon us we thought we’d throw together a list of cocktails worthy of the Mos Eisley Cantina.
JAVA THE HUTT
Maybe if Jabba the Hutt, the infamous gangster from the original Star Wars movies, actually drank caffeine he wouldn’t have had to employ Salacious Crumb (the little pet he kept on a leash) to keep his spirits up.
-4 oz. Black Coffee
-1 shot coffee-flavored Tequila
-1 dash Chocolate Bitters
-½ shot Half-and-Half
Stir with ice in a shaker and strain into a chilled glass. As Maxim says, serve it to your sleepiest friend.
JEDI MIND TRICK
Rumor had it that Absinthe could make you hallucinate (leading it to be illegal in the U.S., France and Switzerland until the early 1900s)-so what could be better than a cocktail that makes you feel like you can control things with your mind.
Try this take on the traditional “Death in the Afternoon,” and see how many times you can get Yoda to levitate.
-3 oz absinthe
-0.5 cup to 0.75 cup champagne
Pour absinthe into Champagne flute. Add Champagne until a milky cloud appears, then serve.
THE JEDI LIGHTSABER
Blue Curacao gives this drink its green/blue color. If you want to make an Empire colored lightsaber substitute Red Apple Pucker.
-4 oz. light Rum
-1 oz. Melon Flavored Liqueur (for green lightsaber) or Blue Curacao (for blue) or Red Apple Pucker (for red)
-1 oz. Pineapple Juice
-1 Shot Clear Soda (Sprite or 7up)
-Cherries or Pineapple for Garnish
-Blue or Red cocktail Sugar for the Rim
Mix all ingredients except for the soda in a cocktail shaker and rim your martini glasses either blue or red sugar. Strain into martini glass and top with a splash of soda. Serve.
May the Fourth be With You….