Blue Milk of Tatooine Cocktail

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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?”

  • 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

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