Today’s recipe is the whole reason I decided to science and make popping boba, or cocktail spheres.
This past Christmas, Hubs gifted me a Star Wars Cocktail book. Here’s my GoodReads Review:
The Unofficial Star Wars–Inspired Book of Cocktails: Drinks from a Bar Far, Far Away by Rhiannon Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This a fantastic Star Wars themed cocktail book. Most of the recipes are classics or small twists on classics with cheeky Star Wars names. However, the descriptions of cocktails (like the Rye-Walker Sour - ...perfect cocktail to get through any awkward family reunion. Whether your farther is a Dark Sith Lord whose been trying to kill you or you accidentally locked lips with your secret twin sister...all of life's problems will simply melt away...) ad the fun complexity ratings (from youngling to Jedi Master) make this cocktail book fun and unique. I have many recipes (including that Rye-Walker Sour), marked to try!
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I had such fun reading this book! I've even made a version of the cover photo (prior to receiving the book): Baby Yoda Soda!
Each cocktail is rated in complexity from young long to Jedi Master and each is accompanied by a host (often hilarious) blurb about the cocktail. Here’s my personal favorite:
"Rye-Walker Sour: The Re-Walker Sour is the perfect cocktail to get through any awkward family reunion. Whether your father is a Dark Sith Lord who has been trying to kill you or you accidentally locked lips with the secret twin sister you never knew about, all of life's problems will simply melt away into the cosmos with this deliciously devious cocktail!"
Most of the youngling or Padawan are classic cocktails by Star Wars-y names (like above), so I started looking at the Jedi Master cocktails.
Bacta Tank Cocktail
Adapted from The Unofficial Star-Wars Inspired Book of Cocktails
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce blue curacao
6 ounces Perfect Lemonade
2 tablespoons Popping Boba
Mix together the vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade in a tall glass. Top with boba. Enjoy.