StarWarsFest 2012, with official drink list

Every few years I gather up some friends and we eat things and drink things and watch the three original Star Wars movies back-to-back-to-back and there is great merriment. This not-really-annual event is called StarWarsFest, and the 2012 edition occurred last Saturday.

Each party I try to level up slightly over the previous one. Last time, the second StarWarsFest, my friends and I came up with an amazing themed drink list. (Note: that list is slightly inaccurate due to typos; see below for accurate, updated version!) This time we one-upped with better decorations and, most importantly, an R2D2 cake:

With super-duper thanks to my friend who was a cake decorator for 8 years.

The other star of Saturday’s party was the new boy Watson, who was pretty much going insane at the multitude of lap options available to him. Representative image of Watson:

Note: Watson is not actually a prince.

Because I’ll take any excuse to post a cat picture.

Anyway! Without further ado…

The Official StarWarsFest 2012 Drink List
(some of these are from the internet, but
my friends and I created most of them)

THE STAR WARS
equal parts: Amaretto, Southern Comfort, Sprite, sweet-and-sour mix

THE BOBA FETT
one shot each: vodka, Midori, Southern Comfort
fill with: Sprite
drizzle of: grenadine

THE ADMIRAL ACKBAR (it’s a trap!)
half shot each: Southern Comfort, Amaretto, Triple Sec, vodka,
gold tequila, sloe gin
fill with: orange juice

THE FUZZY EWOK
one shot each: Peach Schnapps, Captain Morgan
+ orange juice to taste

BLUE MILK
equal parts: Blue Caracao, Amaretto, Malibu coconut liqueur
double part: milk

shots to be taken at particular points in the films (spoilers!):

THE GREEDO
1 shot: half Midori, half vodka
(Episode IV: when Han shoots first)

THE DEATH STAR
1 shot: half Blue Caracao, 1/4 Jagermeister, 1/4 Southern Comfort
(Episode IV: when the Death Star explodes)

THE DARTH VADER
1 shot: half Jagermeister, half black rum
(Episode V: I am your Father)

THE YODA (new this year!)
1 shot: 1/8 crème de menthe, 1/4 Blue Caracao, 1/3 light rum,
splash of lime juice, top off with club soda
(Episode VI: when Yoda dies)

And I’m already thinking up some fun ideas for next time… can’t wait for round four in 2014!

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how to do star wars the right way

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

BLUE MILK
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.

Always.