Mixologist’s Drinks of Science Fiction: Star Wars Blue Milk

Thaxus looked around at the twin suns setting over the endless desert as two advanced golems left a trail in the scorched sand. He knew something was wrong as he trekked down to the cantina. Then it hit him, he was in the wrong campaign again. “Note to self,” he muttered, “never trust a goblin powered teleporter.”

The drink known throughout a galaxy a long time ago and far, far away as being “rich and refreshing” according to Wookiepedia is none other than the sweet blue milk of a bantha. If you thought milking a yak was difficult, I’d imagine that a bantha is much more of a challenge. So I’ve taken it upon myself to create a drink that matches the hue but is a little more creative in taste (plus if you have enough, you’ll get a buzz)

I based the drink off the classic White Russian – a delicious blend of vodka, kahlua and cream. I knew I wanted a drink that was sweet and meant to be sipped. To make blue milk, I knew I needed to use milk and blue curacao, but I was reluctant to let it have such a bitter citrus flavor. To offset it, I added in a splash of amaretto and coconut rum for sweetness. The almond flavor of the armaretto helps reduce the blue curacao’s citrus flavor while bringing up the sweetness. The closest thing I can compare this Jedi drink of choice to has to a creamsicle.

Blue Milk

Makes 2 servings

3 ounces of milk
1 ounce of cream
1 ounce of coconut rum
1 ounce of amaretto
2 ounces of blue curacao

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake for 20-30 seconds until chilled. Serve in a chilled glass. It tastes like a creamsicle! The almond and coconut flavors help reduce the orange flavor and create a sweeter drink that is a lovely shade of blue.

As always, this recipe is only for Jedi over the legal drinking age! If you’ve got younglings around who’d like to enjoy blue milk of their own (and seriously, what kid wouldn’t want some blue milk?) we suggest the following substitutions:

  • Almond milk for the amaretto, which can also take the place of the normal milk.
  • Coconut water for the rum
  • Dilute a little orange juice with a bit of water and add blue food coloring for the curacao. Or, you could take a scoop of orange sherbet and combine it with the food coloring for more of a float style drink.