Star Wars: The Booze Awakens

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The Force Awakens opens this weekend. Have you heard? Many of you have probably already seen it; some of you may have seen it twice. And I’d venture to guess that most of you have plans to see it in the very near future.

If an adult-oriented Star Wars-themed party is part of your viewing plans, then you’re in luck! As everyone knows, it’s all too easy to organize a party that ends up being just a bunch of Trade Federation Neimoidians standing around talking about the taxation of trade routes. And, believe me, that’s no one’s idea of a good time.

Don’t your guests deserve more? Of course they do. With that in mind, we scoured the outer rim for a few recipes that should take your party to the next level. It’s time to say good-bye to Nute Gunray and hello to the infinitely more hip Kylo Ren!

I should note that I haven’t personally tried all of the below recipes. However, I did mix up a few of them – notably, the Finn Shooter, Rey-tini, and Poe-jito. I hightly recommend them all. Remember to drink responsibly!

*Hiccup*


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The BB-8 Bellini

Anyone (or any droid) that can handle the harsh sands of Jakku and keep on rolling needs a cocktail to match their scrappy, fun personality, and this orange treat does the trick!

  •  4 oz chilled Prosecco
  • 1oz blood orange
  • 1 oz white peach puree
  • Pour the blood orange and white peach puree into a chilled flute and top with Prosecco.

 

 


drink4Kylo 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.

 


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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 gin
  • tonic water
  • Fill a large glass with ice. Pour gin and top with tonic water.

 

 

 


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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.

 

 


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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.

 


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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
  • 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.

 

 


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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.

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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

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