8 Star Wars-Inspired Cocktails to Awaken the Force in Everyone
The release date for the next installment of Star Wars is fast approaching. The final days leading up to the premiere will likely involve nothing but deciding whether you belong to the Dark Side or the Light and of course rewatching the previously released movies. What better way to celebrate the reawakening of the Force than to throw a Star Wars-themed cocktail party? These punny cocktails, created by our friends at Colangelo and Partners, will tickle even the most serious Chewbacca impersonator when garnished with Dark Side ice cubes and tiny Jedi.
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 ounces chilled Prosecco DOC
1 ounce blood orange
1 ounce white peach puree
Pour the blood orange and white peach puree into a chilled flute and top with Prosecco DOC.
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 ounce Amaro Lucano
2 ounces red wine
0.8 ounces tonic water
0.5 ounces 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.
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 ounces G'Vine Floraison Gin
Fever-Tree Tonic Water
Fill a large glass with ice. Pour G'Vine and top with tonic water.
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 ounces Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky
0.5 ounces white sambuca
Pour together into a shot glass.
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 ounces Usquaebach Reserve Scotch Whisky
1 ounce Almond Orgeat
3 dashes Orange Bitters
Grated Cinnamon Stick
Stir all ingredients. Strain. Serve over rocks, garnish orange peel.
Jedi Mind Trick
The force is strong with this blue cocktail — and it’s definitely the drink you’re looking for.
0.5 ounces Dry Vermouth (La Quintinye Vermouth Royal)
1.5 ounces The London Nº1 Gin
Stir wet ingredients in stirring glass or Boston shaker. Double-strain into Martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist as preferred.
After dealing with all the wretched hives of scum and villainy on Tatooine all day, someone like Rey needs to kick back and relax with a tequila martini that kicks as much butt as she does.
2 ounces Partida Anejo
0.75 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
0.5 ounces agave nectar
1 ounce 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.
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 ounces Rum Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
1/4 ounce simple syrup
½ lime, cut into wedges
5 large chunks fresh cut pineapple
5 fresh mint leaves, mint sprig for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, muddle pineapple chunks, mint leaves, lime wedges and simple syrup for 30-35 seconds. Add ice and rum to shaker and shake vigorously. Strain in to chilled glass, garnish with pineapple wedge, lime wheel and mint spring.