Star Wars fans rejoice! Today is May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of 15 delicious cocktails inspired by your favorite sci-fi saga.
Whether you’re a fan of the light side or the dark side, we’ve got something for you. So break out your Stormtrooper helmet and get ready to party like a Jedi Master!
1. Drink Me, You Will
A glass of Drink Me, If You Will - Image by Liquor.com
In a galaxy far, far away, there's a bar that's serving up some seriously creative cocktails inspired by everyone's favorite Jedi master, Yoda.
Bartender Bryan Galligos of Portland, Oregon's Bacchus Bar at Kimpton Hotel Vintage is the mastermind behind this playful drink, which features various green ingredients to mimic Yoda's skin tone.
Sage simple syrup is a natural nod to the wise Jedi's wisdom, while a bright bunch of smashed basil gives the cocktail its requisite gasp of green.
And, of course, no Yoda-inspired drink would be complete without a couple of those signature sage leaves garnishing the glass. So if you're looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate the 4th of May this year, head on over to your kitchen, make this cocktail and raise a glass to the one and only Yoda.
2. Rancor’s Toothpick
Timothy Miner of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Long Island Bar created a cocktail as a nod to his brother-in-law, who loves giving family members disposition-appropriate "Star Wars" nicknames.
The drink, which is designed to take you from cranky to calm in a sip, is made with a combination of bourbon, cynar, sweet vermouth, mole bitters, and orange peel.
Miner's creation will please even the grumpiest of star wars fans. Next time you feel like a gnarly-toothed rancor, try sipping this unique take on the classic Boulevardier.
3. The Frost Awakens
There's no better expert than Ryan Morris, the general manager of Venkman's in Atlanta, when it comes to Star Wars cocktails.
According to Morris, the key to melting the frosty demeanor of a stoic stormtrooper is rum. Of course! Rum is the perfect ingredient for a tropically-tinged tipple, and when run through a slushy machine, it creates the perfect beverage for a balmy day in the South.
But if you're not in the mood for a frozen drink, you can also shake it up. Whatever way you choose to make it, this Star Wars-themed cocktail will please any fan of the franchise.
4. Death Star
Alex Attart's star wars cocktails are a creative and professional way to show your love for the movies. His Death Star drink is a great example of this, as it uses Jägermeister and Coca-Cola to create a drink that looks like Darth Vader's cape.
The ice orb replica of the Death Star is also a great touch, and it really brings the drink to life. If you're looking for a fun and unique way to enjoy your favorite movie, this Star Wars cocktail is definitely worth checking out.
5. Java The Hutt
As any Jedi Master will tell you, mastering the Force takes time and practice. The same can be said of making cocktails. But if there's one thing bartender Chris Cheng of Westroot Tavern in San Diego knows, it's how to make a killer drink.
Cheng has created a few special cocktails inspired by the star wars universe. For example, his "Java The Hutt" cocktail is made with horchata vodka and cold-brew coffee.
And as his city is home to an installment of the world’s biggest fantasy fest, Comic-Con, it’s just right how this concoction is fitting to the event.
6. Darth Mauled Pomegranate Cider
Look no further than this delightful drink from Brendan Costello at Burke's Public House in Chicago if you're looking to add a little excitement to your next cocktail party.
Combined with the right mix of spices, this drink could please even the most discerning palette. And for those who may be challenged when it comes to mixing drinks, don't worry—this recipe is actually quite simple to follow.
So whether you're a long-time fan of Star Wars or simply looking to try something new, be sure to give this delicious cocktail a try.
7. Qui-Gon Gin-Singer
Of all the star wars themed cocktails out there, the Qui-Gon Gin-Singer is undoubtedly one of the best. This creative concoction was invented by Billy Atchinson, co-founder of Banjo Cold Brew Coffee in Atlanta—and a big fan of star wars.
As Atchinson explains, the sweetened cold-brew coffee gives the drink a strong edge, while the combination of gin and lemon ensures that any Jedi can keep his cool when negotiations seem to be failing.
So if you're looking for a star wars-themed cocktail to impress your friends, look no further than the Qui-Gon Gin-Singer.
8. Sarlaac Pit
Chicago's Lincoln Square is home to The Sixth, a unique bar that takes its inspiration from the Star Wars universe. One of the signature drinks at The Sixth is the Sarlacc Pit, named after the sand-dwelling, flesh-eating creature that is a favorite of Jabba the Hutt.
The Sarlacc Pit is made with El Dorado five-year-old gold rum, ginger syrup, lime juice, bitters, Schiller's own Han's Mix, and is served in a Boba Fett Tiki glass.
The Han's mix is a tweaked version of Donn Beach's Don's Mix. Whereas the Darth Vader molded, pate de fruit head garnish is a fun and festive touch.
Looking for a way to combine your love of Star Wars with your love of good cocktails? Look no further than the Bothan cocktail.
This star wars-themed cocktail was created by Billy Nichols, the bar manager at Faun in Brooklyn. Named after the rebel spies who provided the Rebel Alliance with the plans to destroy the Death Star in Return of the Jedi, this drink is sure to please even the most diehard star wars fan.
The cocktail is made with chamomile-infused tequila, absinthe, lemon juice, honey syrup, and egg white. So next time you're looking for a truly unique and impressive cocktail, be sure to give the Bothan a try.
10. Flying Solo
When you're in the mood for some good cheer, why not raise a glass to Han Solo? The most confident and delicious character of all time has been named after one of our favorite Star Wars heroes.
The Flying Solo is a mix of white zinfandel, vodka, elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice that is as strong and confident as the rebel pilot himself.
Created by Louis Hirsch during his time as GM of the now-closed Morels Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo in Las Vegas, this drink is a nod to one of the most iconic characters in Star Wars history.
11. Mo Greedo
Do you love Star Wars and cocktails? Then you'll adore the Green Mo Greedo cocktail!
This fun and unique drink pays homage to the short-lived but infamous character Greedo, who only appears in one movie scene. However, that scene contains the super-catchy Cantina band song, which has become iconic.
This recipe altered a mojito to be more green to honor Greedo's lovely green skin. The result is a revitalizing and delicious cocktail that will please any Star Wars fan.
12. Tatooine Sunrise
Looking for a star wars cocktail that packs a punch? Look no further than the Tatooine Sunrise. This drink is a rip-off of the classic Tequila Sunrise, which gets its name from its resemblance to the sunrise on the planet Tatooine.
The drink is known for its intoxicating effects, which can quickly lead to drunkenness—so make sure not to drink so much!
13. Darth Collins
Rumor has it that this drink was created in a galaxy far, far away. No one is quite sure how it made its way to Earth, but we're glad because the Darth Collins cocktail tastes so good!
This powerful alcoholic beverage combines revitalizing flavors of vodka and citrus notes. Thanks to the simple syrup mixed, it has a light sweetness, giving that aroma so tempting you'll want another sip even before taking your first chug.
14. AT-AT Knees
The AT-AT Knees cocktail is a drink that pays homage to the classic Bee's Knees cocktail, as well as the slow-moving Imperial vehicle from Star Wars.
The drink is made with gin, lemon, and honey. The AT-AT Knees cocktail is strong and flavorful, but it can quickly become too much for even the most experienced drinker.
Nonetheless, the drink is a favorite among Star Wars fans and bartenders alike. So whether you're looking for a unique cocktail to enjoy or a tasty way to show your love for Star Wars, the AT-AT Knees is sure to please.
15. Blue Milk Of Tatooine
In a galaxy far, far away, there's a planet that's the perfect inspiration for a delicious cocktail. That planet is Tatooine, home of Luke Skywalker and his family. And this cocktail, created by Karen Grill of Sassafras Saloon in Los Angeles, is the perfect tribute to that planet.
It's a Piña Colada variation made with gin, coconut cream, and blue curaçao. The result is a beautiful blue drink that strikes the perfect balance of citrus, sweetness, creamy nuttiness, and of course, blue.