Lately I’ve been having a lot of fun whipping up recipes with a pop culture spin, so it probably comes to no surprise that I took full advantage of May the Fourth and made a tasty drink with a Star Wars theme. Because c’mon you guys, it’s STAR WARS we’re talking about here. You know you wish you were sensitive to the force (either the dark or the light, I don’t judge.)
And best of all, this fun cocktail is in honor of Yoda, the best Jedi Master there ever was.
Show some respect.
I still remember the first time I ever saw Star Wars. I was either 9 or 10, and my best friend had moved to another town, so when her birthday rolled around my mother drove me up north so that I could attend her slumber party. I was super excited to see my friend, but the only (teeny tiny) downside? All those other girls in attendance who were complete strangers to me. Not that there was anything “wrong” with these girls – they were the new friends of my best friend, so they all had an inherited stamp of approval – it’s just that I wasn’t what you’d call a social butterfly, and all those new faces were very intimidating.
But despite that, I’m proud to say that I managed to get through the first day and the following evening in one piece (and wouldn’t you know it, but I even had a little fun). When the next morning rolled around and the party was starting to die down, some of the girls who were still at the house wanted to watch a movie. It’s been so long that I can’t remember exactly what was said, but the general gist of it was this: someone suggested we watch Star Wars and I admitted I’d never seen it.
The next thing I knew, all those intimidating faces were now looking directly at me, shouting “WHAT?” and “No way!” and “You’ve GOT to watch it!”
And so I agreed to watch it, partly because I was in a state of social shock and partly because I was really curious. I had no interest in the movie, but if these girls thought it was that important that I watch it? Well, okay. I’ll give it a shot. What’s the worse that could happen?
So, that’s how I saw Star Wars for the first time: sitting in my best friend’s basement on an old, rough couch, surrounded by blankets and pillows and girls I didn’t know.
Most of the other girls talked and didn’t pay attention to the movie, but me?
I was captivated.
I was transfixed.
I remember it all so clearly and yet it’s still hard to put into words. It’s one of those “everyday” memories that probably doesn’t seem special to anyone else, but to me, there’s a certain feeling to that moment that’s still so vivid, even after all these years. The way the couch felt, the way the light came through the window, the shape of the room – all these random little details that stick with you when you experience something awesome for the first time.
And every time I watch the original trilogy I get a little bit of that feeling back.
That’s exactly what I’ll be doing today – binge watching through all seven movies and going through all the feels.
Because of course I own every movie all on blu-ray.
Would you expect anything less?
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Floating Yoda Cocktail
Celebrate May the Fourth (or any movie night!) by honoring the most revered Jedi master with this fun and minty Yoda cocktail.
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- Fill a glass to the brim with ice.
- Pour in Kahlua and vodka of your choice, then give the drink a quick stir.
- Pour milk on top (careful not to overflow!) then finish with a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream on top (balancing the ice cream on the ice).
- Serve immediately