When summer really kicks in, temperatures soar and the hot blazing sun scorches the city asphalt it is time to start organizing the annual summer Star Wars marathon. I know what you are asking: why would I wait till summer? A valid question, you don't really need a season to be your excuse for re-watching Star Wars for the umpteenth time, but why would you let the heat deter you from doing so.
You will need cocktails and plenty of ice cubes to gently click against the sides of the cooled glasses while you indulge yourself if Millennium Falcon bliss . Here are a few ice cube trays that the special breed of people that will jump on the opportunity to spend 20 hours watching all six extended episodes will surely appreciate. I certainly do! (Plus they can be used to make chocolates and candies too)
Keeping with the theme, here are two great jedi approved cocktails from ahistoryofdrinking.com. I don't know whether these are authentic Star Wars drinks but they sure look good.
The Darth Vader
Sort of a Sith corrupted Long-Island Iced Tea, this recipe was adapted from 1001 cocktails
1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz rum
1/2 oz orange liqueur
1/2 oz herbal liqueur (Chartreuse,strega,izarra, Jaegermeister, Harlem…)
Stir with ice and strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Top with herbal liqueur of your choosing.
The Jedi Mind Trick
This is not the drink you are looking for… Recipe adapted from idrink.com
1 oz. Cinnamon Schnapps
1 oz. Irish Cream
1 oz. Melon liqueur
1 splash 151 Rum
Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks or low-ball glass. Top with a float of rum
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