Drink them you will: Try these “Star Wars” cocktails, and the Force will be with you

Thomas Merolla, head bartender at Purdy Lounge, has created a couple of specialty drinks in honor of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

Whether you’re a true superfan or just hopping on the bandwagon, get ready for some “Star Wars” cocktails.

The best part? You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away for these serious space tipples. Just head to Purdy Lounge – they will be served through December.

Or you can try these recipes, created by head bartender Thomas Merolla, at home. May the Force (and drink) be with you.

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Ren’s Revenge

1 ½ ounce of Bulleit Bourbon
½ ounce of lemon juice
¾ ounce of ginger-honey
¾ ounce of blackberry puree
Bar spoon of Fernet Branca
 
If you want to make it yourself:  Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Then double strain over a 2×2 ice cube in a double rocks glass. Garnish with a “lightsaber” – three raspberries skewered and a red and white straw.
Ren’s Revenge

BB-8 Colada

1 ½ ounces of banana-infused Atlántico Platinum
1 ounce of coconut milk
1 ounce of pineapple
½ ounce of simple syrup
2 dashes of Tiki bitters, 1 dash of Angostura
 
If you want to make it yourself: Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Then strain into a Collins glass, add crushed ice and build the ice mound. Garnish with a long orange peel around the inside rim of the glass on the bottom of the ice mound to imitate BB-8 shape.
BB8-Colada

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