As I may have mentioned before, every so often I have to watch all three Star Wars movies and drink. This year I decided to turn it into an event: StarWarsFest2010! I invited a bunch of friends, made a bunch of drinks, and ordered a bunch of pizza. It was pretty fantastic.
Do you want to hold your OWN StarWarsFest? Awesome! To help you get started, I give you an easy-reference list of…
Gracetopia-approved Star Wars Drinks
(a few of these I found on the internet, the rest my friends and I—mostly my friends, who are cleverer than I—made up or adapted from existing drinks)
THE STAR WARS
equal parts: Amaretto, Southern Comfort, Sprite, sweet-and-sour mix
THE BOBA FETT
equal parts: vodka, Midori, Southern Comfort
drizzle of : grenadine
THE ADMIRAL ACKBAR (it’s a trap!)
equal parts: Southern Comfort, Amaretto, Triple Sec, vodka, tequila, sloe gin
fill with: orange juice
THE FUZZY EWOK
equal parts: Peach Schnapps, Captain Morgan
orange juice to taste
equal parts: Blue Caracao, Amaretto, Malibu coconut liqueur
double part: milk
THE GREEDO (drink when Han shoots first)
1 shot: half Midori, half vodka
THE DARTH VADER (drink when he announces Luke’s lineage)
1 shot: half Jagermeister, half black rum
THE DEATH STAR (drink when the Emperor lands on the Death Star)
1 host: half blue caracao, quarter Jagermeister, quarter Southern Comfort
The way we did it last night, each move had its own drink and shot (The Star Wars = New Hope, The Boba Fett = Empire, and The Admiral Ackbar = Jedi, with Blue Milk and The Fuzzy Ewok as alternates; the shots are obvious), but you can mix it up however you want.
THE RULES OF DRINKING
I don’t hold to any specific drinking game (frankly, I think the “Official Star Wars Drinking Games” that you can find on the internet are kind of dumb); I like the “drink whenever something cool happens” tactic. There is only one time in the entire trilogy when everyone watching Star Wars in my house must drink:
As those of you who have seen Princess Bride will know, when Boba Fett says to Vader in the 2nd movie, “As you wish,” he is really saying, “I love you.” SO when Fett says “As you wish,” everyone has to hold up their glasses, shout “aaaaas yoooou wiiiish” the way Wesley does when he’s rolling down the hill, and drink.
If you haven’t seen Princess Bride this won’t make sense, but trust me, it’s brilliant. (Also, why haven’t you seen Princess Bride?)
So there you have it! The basics for your OWN StarWarsFest. May the force be with you.