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A toast to Han Solo: Cocktails fit for Mos Eisley Spaceport

Posted by Mary Small on May 23, 2018

In Champagne, Cocktail Recipes, Vodka, Irish Whiskey, Star Wars

We first met the sultry smuggler in a dingy cantina full of degenerates, where he fired the shot heard around the galaxy—Han shot first.  

 Han Shot First Gif

Then, we witnessed this lovable scoundrel get attacked by Imperial Stormtroopers; help destroy the Death Star; stuff Luke inside a tauntaun (still gross); fly through an asteroid field into a giant worm’s mouth; fall in love with Leia; get frozen in carbonite; lose and find the Millennium Falcon a few times along the way, and (if you are conscience person on this planet) you know the rest.

So, it’s only appropriate to toast the hits and near misses of the Solo saga by crafting a few cocktails in his honor.

Set up your own Mos Eisley cantina and give one of these three drinks a try. There is no need to tell me how much you love them – I know.

Carbonite Jello Martini

Carbonite Jello Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups Dominio De La Peseta Cava
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 3 Envelopes of Gelatin
  • 1 Male Action Figure
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Gray’s Peak Gin 86 
  • Edible Silver glitter

Directions:

  • Combine 1 ¼ cups Cava, lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin on top. Let gelatin soften for about two minutes, then heat mixture over low heat
  • Stir in remaining ¼ cup each of cava and gin
  • Pour mixture into martini glasses over action figure
  • Chill until firm
  • Sprinkle silver glitter on top

 

Charleston Chewie Cocktail

Charleston Chewie

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Milk Chocolate Godiva Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka
  • 1 oz Heavy Cream
  • 1 Mini Charleston Chew

Directions:

  • In a coupe glass, slowly pour chocolate liquor
  • In a mixing glass, stir together whipped cream vodka and heavy cream
  • Slowly pour mixture over chocolate liqueur over an up-side-down spoon to layer
  • Garnish with a Charleston Chew

Han Yolo Cocktail

 

Han Yolo:

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Teeling’s Small Batch Whiskey
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Mint Sprig
  • Orange Slice

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice
  • Strain into a chilled rocks glass over fresh ice
  • Garnish with a mint sprig and an orange slice