“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has become an instant hit, even without most of the world having seen it yet. What better way to celebrate the return of this epic franchise than with a Star Wars-themed beverage? With confidence, head to one of the cantinas listed below, all conveniently located on planet Earth, to order up a concoction worthy of galactic fame. We’ve also included some Star Wars-themed drink recipes to make at home for you and your closest Jedi friends, wookies, or droids.
The Kessel Run
La Cuevita Bar
5922 N. Figueroa Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
The Kessel Run, the smuggling route made famous by Han Solo’s break record speed (his Millennium Falcon did the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs), is the namesake for La Cuevita Bar’s The Kessel Run cocktail. Made with Mezcal Espadin Blanco, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, lime juice, and Crème de Violette, this cocktail is slightly less than the price of Han’s shuttle service, at just $10.
1233 N. Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Like the Blue Milk that flows throughout the entire galaxy, Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood’s Blue Milk cocktail, made with coconut cream, Beefeater 24, Blue Curaçao, Giffard vanilla syrup, Orgeat syrup, pineapple juice, and lime juice, will provide refreshment and nourishment for the galactic journeys ahead.
2939 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Silver Lake’s Thirsty Crow Bar gets into the cold, icy spirit of the planet of Hoth with its Wampa Punch, reminiscent of Luke Skywalker’s memorable encounter with a Wampa, the ice creature that prowls the frigid planet. The $10 cocktail is made with Light coconut milk, Flor de Caña Extra Dry Rum, Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao, Liquor 43, and egg white.
Scruffy Nerfherder & Others
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro
189 The Grove Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Grove is offering an extensive Star Wars-inspired cocktail list, featuring “The Power of the Dark Side” cocktails and the “Strength of the Force” drinks. The Power of the Dark Side cocktails include: Darth Tater, made with Chopin Potato Vodka, Kahlua, and malted chocolate milk, served with a cinnamon stick lightsaber; Skywalker, made with Not Your Fathers Root Beer, Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka, and brandied cherry; and Sarlac Lick, made with Stoli Razberry, Canton Ginger, Chambord, blood orange bitters, and a candied ginger spiked rim. If you prefer the Strength of the Force, consider these unique beverages: R2-ME2, made with Bulleit Rye Infusion, Amaro, Dry Vermouth, orange bitters, and flamed orange; Scruffy Nerfherder, made with Skittles Absolut (Yellow Only), lime juice, club soda, and cotton candy; or Flying Solo, made with Partida Blanco, Agave Nectar, and lemon juice.
Dark Side Hoth Cocoa with May the Force be Whipped You Cream
Jeff Anderson, Executive Chef at VONS, Pavilions, and Albertsons stores has created a perfect Star Wars-themed, make-at-home cocktail to bring out your dark side. Enjoy the recipe below:
- 4 cups Lucerne milk
- 4 oz. dark chocolate
- 4 oz. Kahlua or other coffee Liquor
- 2 oz. Lucerne Peppermint White Chocolate Creamer
- Sugar to taste
- Mix milk, chocolate and creamer in a medium saucepan; cook on medium heat until chocolate is melted and mixture just comes to boil. Taste and add sugar to taste.
- Add Kahlua or other coffee liquor and mix.
- Pour into serving cups, top with May the Force be with you Whipped Cream and enjoy!
- 1 cup cold Lucerne Heavy Whipping Cream
- 3 Tbs raw sugar
- 2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 Tbs ground cinnamon pinch cayenne pepper
- In a mixing bowl, beat all ingredients until soft peaks are formed. Add cayenne to the desired heat preference. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Delicious on hot drinks and desserts!
Jordan Catapano, BevMo! Mixology Blogger, has created Jedi Juice, which although it can’t actually turn you into a Jedi Master, it will definitely give you the courage to act like one. This drink was built for the inner-Jedi Master living inside us all who is equally strong, and brave, and thirsty.
- ½ ounce Tito’s Vodka
- ½ ounce Hendrick’s Gin
- ½ ounce Patrón Silver Tequila
- ½ ounce Barcardi Rum
- ½ ounce Basil Hayden’s bourbon
- ½ ounce Cointreau orange liqueur
- 3 ounces Trés Agaves Margarita Mix
- ½ ounce Acai Berry juice
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- Lemon wheel garnish.