Thankfully, the hype over the new Star Wars Episode is almost over, so I decided to make a cocktail deserving of this blockbuster event. To get things started, I instructed my BB-8 to go on a recon mission to scan the liquor cabinet. Upon return, BB-8 projected an image which created such a tremor in the force, even this young Jedi could not resist.
What should I concoct from this mixture of rare spirits? Perhaps something brown in color, a touch of sweetness, but enough kick to fuel the Millenium Falcon. So I consulted the Jedi council and received some wise advice to modify the traditional Old Fashioned recipe and create something a little more substantial, which I coined THE WOOKIE! Using the power of the force, I mixed, spritzed and iced this beast to form a cocktail that would put hair on a Wookies chest.
For those who are looking for a tasty grog, that will get you to your destination at light speed, try this recipe, and “May The Force be With You”!
- 2 oz Bulleit Rye
- 1 oz Stagg Jr
- 4 Shakes Black Walnut Bitters
- 3 Shakes Molasses Bitters
- Orange Peel Spritz and Garnish
Mix liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake, then pour over ice. Spritz with orange peel, insert peel as garnish and give a little stir.
Note: I like pouring mix over cocktail rocks so there is no dilution