It's hard to overstate the cultural impact of "Star Wars." The Force is strong in this story, which has had a profound, long-lasting influence since it was first introduced to audiences in 1977.
The Rancor's Toothpick is just one example of how "Star Wars" can be found in our everyday lives—even in our drinks! Named for the monstrous, toothy creature that Jabba the Hutt would feed his victims to in "Return of the Jedi," this delicious drink was created by bartender Timothy Miner of New York City's beloved Long Island Bar.
The Rancor's Toothpick takes the classic Boulevardier cocktail, swapping out the traditional ingredients for a more unique flavor profile.
One ingredient in this cocktail is cynar, an artichoke-based liqueur that delivers subtle vegetal notes, making it a perfect substitute for Campari. The result is a well-balanced drink that is perfect for sipping on a warm evening.