If you’re a “Star Wars” fan who loves cocktails, you should definitely check out this list. Below are 10 of the best cocktails with a perfect galactic theme. There’s something on here for everyone, so you’ll be able to enjoy regardless of the type of cocktails you usually enjoy.
10. Drink Me, You Will
Add 1 ½ ounces Calvados to ½ ounce sage simple syrup and an ounce of apple cider, and you have one of the more unique cocktails you’re ever likely to try. If you really want to be daring and take things to the next level, try adding ½ ounce of lemon juice and around six fresh basil leaves (add a couple more for garnish if it pleases you). When you’re finished, you have a tasty cocktail that is wholly inspired by none other than the Jedi Master himself, Yoda.
9. Rancor’s Toothpick
Take one ounce of sweet vermouth, combine it with an ounce of Cynar and a dash (or two) of mole bitters, and mix it all with 1 ½ ounces Old Forester 100-proof bourbon. Oddly enough, this is a drink that was first invented by a private family, named after one of the family members who was often considered to be especially difficult. The name of the drink itself may not make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, but if you drink two or three of these, you’ll start to get that warm, fuzzy feeling anyway and the name won't matter as much. It's best served with a cube or two of ice, but you can make it work according to your own individual preferences.
8. The Frost Awakens
Here's the perfect cocktail for someone who really likes something that's a bit different with a little sweetness on the side. Take two ounces each pineapple juice, orange juice (fresh-squeezed is best, but you can use whatever works in a pinch) and coconut milk. Put it into a shaker and add 1 ½ ounces rum. As you’ve probably already figured out from the name, this is a drink that's best served cold. As a result, it's a good idea to add some crushed ice into the shaker or as an alternative, pour the entire mixture into a blender with some ice and mix it to your heart's content. One word of warning with this particular cocktail is important. They have a tendency to taste rather appealing to most people and it's very easy to drink several of them before you realize that you might be a bit more drunk than you think. Until you get used to them, it might be a good idea to only have one or two at a time.
7. Death Star
This one has quite a few ingredients, but it’s definitely worth the trouble. In order to make one, you’ll need one ounce each triple sec, vodka and whisky. Add two ounces or so of Coca-Cola and give it a good stir. Serve it with ice and enjoy. Why does this particular drink have such an imposing name? It all comes down to the ingredients. No matter how you look at it, there is a lot of alcohol involved here. Drink more than a few of these at a time and you're likely to end up on the floor. They’re truly delicious, but they do pack a bit of a punch. If you want one that isn’t quite as strong, try adding a bit more cola. If it’s not an issue for you, then follow the recipe as is and enjoy.
6. Java the Hutt
This is another one for those who love their cocktails to be a bit on the sweet side. Mix ½ ounce each simple syrup and half-and-half (that’s right, the stuff you find in the dairy aisle), ¼ ounce white creme de cacao liqueur, 1 ½ ounces vodka and (get ready for it) two ounces cold coffee. It’s definitely a different take on a cocktail, but it is deliciously different.
5. Darth Mauled Pomegranate Cider
Add ½ cup hot apple cider to a cup of room-temperature pomegranate juice. Mix in two teaspoons of mulling spice and a healthy shot of dark rum, and you have a hot cocktail that’s the perfect way to relax on a cold winter’s night.
4. Qui-Gon Gin-Singer
This is a ridiculously simple cocktail. It’s also nothing short of fantastic. To make one, all you need is two ounces each gin and tonic water, mixed with six ounces of cold coffee. This is sure to please, especially if you;re a coffee lover.
3. Kylo Rye
Okay, the name here might seem a bit silly, but the drink itself is nothing to be taken lightly. It’s also incredibly easy to make, a real plus if you don’t relish the thought of running all over town to buy a dozen different ingredients. Take two ounces whisky and a bit of lime juice, and top it off with some club soda. Add ice or use chilled soda. Either way, the drink is delicious.
2. Flying Solo
Do you want a cocktail that incorporates some delicious wine? Try this one. You’ll need an ounce of white zinfandel and 1 ½ ounces tequila, mixed with ½ ounce each agave nectar and lemon juice (fresh-squeezed is definitely best). Shake it up, add some ice and enjoy.
Here’s one that’s perfect for the serious drinker who wants something they don’t have everyday. You’ll need ¾ ounces each honey syrup and lemon juice, along with two ounces tequila (chamomile-infused works best), an egg white and a good dose of absinthe. Mix it up, put it in a cocktail glass and enjoy. Chances are, it’s unlike anything else you’ve ever had before.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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