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May the Fourth Be With You....Or Not!

As a college professor grading papers during exam week I am feeling a little more dark side than light side on this May the Fourth.  I decided that as a mid-week break in celebration of the day, I would look for an appropriate cocktail.  Here is what I came up with.

The Darth Vader Martini.  

I looked around the internet for ideas of what cocktail Vader would enjoy on his day off, and there were several suggestions that it would be a "Black Widow Martini".  I found the recipe at  I made a change or two and this is what I came up with. 

The Darth Vader Martini

1 1/2 oz. Black Rum
3/4 oz. Creme de Cacao (make sure it's dark)
1 or 2 drops black food coloring (or a smidge of black gel coloring)
1 cup ice
Black decorating sugar 

Moisten rim of cocktail glass, dip in sugar. In a cocktail shaker mix the rum, Creme de Cacao and food coloring.  Add the ice, shake and strain over cocktail glass.  Enjoy. 

Now, I fixed myself one of these and took a look at the fancy drink with the sugar and said to myself that Darth Vader would never sit on the Death Star and imbibe a cocktail in a fancy martini glass with a sugared rim. So this is what I came up with for a real Darth Vader cocktail.  

I am pretty sure that the Dark Lord would most likely want a regular hardball glass with ice (that costume has got to be hot!).  Same recipe, just on the rocks.  I have to admit, I liked it better too. I wonder if you could make a version for the light side using light rum and light Creme de Cacao.  Hmmm, maybe next year! 

Regardless of which side you favor, May the Fourth be with you! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 



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