Blue Milk of Tatooine Cocktail

Recipe by Karen Grill, Sassafras Saloon, Los Angeles

“This one is really cool,” says Rahad Coulter-Stevenson, bartender and manager at Thirsty Crow, a member of the 1933 Group of bars, including Sassafras Saloon, where this drink is served. “In the first movie, Luke [Skywalker]’s family he’s living with, his aunt and uncle, call him in for breakfast. She pours a blue liquid, and they’re all drinking. As a kid, I always wondered what they were drinking and what it tasted like. So [Karen] re-created the blue milk. It’s kind of like a blue piña colada—what could be wrong with that?”

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces Beefeater 24
  • 1 ounce coconut cream
  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce blue Curaçao
  • ½ ounce Giffard vanilla syrup
  • ½ ounce orgeat syrup
Directions

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and strain into a milk jar or Collins glass.

Published on December 17, 2015
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip. and NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening, which debuts in September 2018. Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net



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