Movie cocktails: Star Wars drinks from a homebar not very far, far away
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is released this month, and it’s bringing with it the final answers to Rey's heritage, the end of the entire nine-film Skywalker saga and an excuse for me to compile a few Star Wars themed cocktails.
And there’s not a single blue milk drink among them.
0.75oz Blue Curaçao
0.75oz Lemon Juice
0.25oz Wild Blueberry Liqueur
Method: Shake the first four ingredients with ice, then strain out the ice, add the egg white and shake again. Strain into a coupe glass add a ‘blueberry bun’ garnish and then stand it in front of some original 80s figures.
Either way, I upped the gin a little from the original recipe to 2oz, because, well, she's got a lot of spirit. I don't know, whaddya think? You think a princess and a guy like me...? Ok, I'll stop with the quotes now.
3/4oz The One Whisky
1/2oz Lime Juice
1/4oz Ardbeg 10-year
1 pinch of Salt
Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a small tumbler over more ice. Garnish with Vaders, sabers and lime.
And, of course, the whole drink is built around the artichoke amaro that is Cynar, which gives the cocktail its name.
Blood and Sandtrooper
3/4oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
3/4oz Sweet Vermouth
1oz Orange Juice
1/6oz Ardbeg Whisky
Method: Shake all ingredients hard with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a orange-wheel-and-maraschino-cherry TIE fighter.
1/2oz Lime Juice
1/2oz Pineapple Juice
1/2oz Basil Syrup
1 dash Spiced Apple Bitters
Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with basil and whatever Yoda-shaped paraphernalia you can find (this is a USB stick).
Also, apologies, but this backdrop is the closest I could get to the swampy banks of Dagobah.
1/2oz Lemon Juice
1/2oz Raspberry Syrup
2 dashes Hibiscus Bitters
Method: Shake the Lemon Juice, syrup and bitters with ice and strain over more ice in a low tumbler. Then top up with the tonic and float the gin.
There we go, five drinks probably not coming soon to a cantina near you, but this was fun all the same.