The Wookie Strikes Back

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.20160114_173646

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”!

The Wookie:

  • 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