The Best Star Wars Cocktails in the Galaxy
The Star Wars galaxy is more than just films, folklore, might, and merchandise. The world of Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, and the Empire has spawned an interesting subculture of fanatical fan fiction, cosplay, food, and exotic beverages that appeal to fans from five years to 95 years of age.
For adults who grew up with the Original Star Wars, this list of cool cocktails and craft brews is great fun to explore, especially now that enjoying the films and fiction is often a family affair. The non-alcoholic drink options for kids are nearly endless, from simple Blue Heaven or green milkshakes (food dye is fun) to killer mocktails featuring blueberry popping pearls you’ll find in bubble tea and other fruit flavors.
The following list of the best Star Wars drinks focuses on the tastiest adult beverages. There’s a variety of interesting recipes from the Disney franchise which translate beautifully to at-home mixology no matter your skill level behind the bar or knowledge of Star Wars canon.
Mos Eisley Cocktails
The Mos Eisley cantina was the dimly-lit tavern on Tattooine with the pumping jazz flute where Han Solo dispatched the bounty hunter Greedo.
At one stage in Star Wars: A New Hope each character cradled a drink as Obi-Wan tried to get ahead of Darth Vader’s Stormtroopers and get off the planet with Luke and the Droids. The cocktails below are variations of these inspirational drinks.
1. The Fuzzy Tauntaun
The Fuzzy Tauntaun is the most popular alcoholic drink on the menu at Oga’s Cantina at Disney World Resort, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, and is a riff on the fuzzy navel. It’s a friendly, brightly colored cocktail that will instantly liven up your themed party. Chewbacca, it seems, was a big fan!
- 6 oz Orange juice
- 1.5 oz Peach vodka
- 1.5 oz Pure cane syrup
- 0.5 oz Peach schnapps
Garnish: Orange wedge
Optional: Tangerine Juice
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake ingredients together thoroughly then pour into a large cocktail glass and serve.
If you want to get funky you can create a topper known as “buzz” foam, but for mine, the cocktail is the key.
2. Vodka and Cranberry
The perfect, simple mixed drink for an idealistic young man such as Luke Skywalker. Mos Eisley Cantina doesn’t strike me as a premium vodka type of place, so Luke would have likely enjoyed a Skyy or Smirnoff Vodka with fresh cranberry juice in a highball glass.
3. Han Shot First Imperial Stout
This 15% ABV Imperial Stout crafted with cocoa nibs, vanilla bean, and smoked ghost peppers aged in Bourbon Barrels seems right up the alley of a crusty smuggler like Han Solo.
I’d bet that Han chased his beer with a quality 100 proof whiskey too.
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4. Death in the Afternoon
This alcohol cocktail of absinthe and champagne shares its name with Ernest Hemingway’s 1932 book about Spanish Bullfighting, where the writer first created the cocktail enjoyed a millennia later by the Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
1 1/2 oz Absinthe
4 1/2 oz Chilled champagne
In the book, Hemingway says: “Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.”
While we heartily recommend a more moderate approach to consumption, a Death in the Afternoon is certainly a memorable and prescient cocktail for Star Wars land.
The Kamikaze is made of equal parts vodka, triple sec, and lime juice. It’s designed for quick knockdowns, which is exactly what happened to Greedo when he tangled with Han Solo’s blaster just moments after consuming his last one.
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Triple sec
- 1 oz Lime juice
Garnish: Lime wedge
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and stir or shake (really, it’s up to you). Strain into a shot glass or chilled martini glass. Garnish with lime and serve.
Other Star Wars Cocktails
The food options at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World Resort offer great cocktails from Star Wars land – including Ronto Roasters and Oga’s Cantina – that you can make simpler versions of at home, while there are some other cracking varieties that you can get from the internet. Some of my favorites include:
6. Dagobah Slug Slinger
A kickass cocktail from Yoda’s home planet, the Dagobah Slug Slinger has a vivid green color that tastes like a muddy margarita.
- 2 oz Reposado Tequila
- ¾ oz Blue Curaçao
- 2 oz mixed citrus juices (orange, lime, and lemon juice)
- 1 oz of simple syrup
- 1 dash bitters
- 1 dash ginger syrup
Garnish: Rosemary sprig
Combine alcohol, citrus juices, and syrup ingredients into a cocktail shaker and thoroughly shake until mixed. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with the rosemary sprig, making sure to activate the herb by rubbing first.
7. The Yub Nub Cocktail
Everyone loves an Ewok. This hard-hitting alcoholic beverage pays homage to the bloodthirsty cross between a wombat and Scottish terrier with a great tasting recipe.
- 1 oz pineapple rum
- 1 oz spiced rum
- 2 oz mixed citrus juices (orange, lime, and lemon juice)
- 1 passion fruit
Garnish: Maraschino cherry
Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Shake until mixed. Then pour into a highball glass. Add contents of passion fruit and stir gently into the drink. Add a cherry to garnish and serve.
8. Jet Juice
The title is an accurate summation of how this alcoholic drink hits you, with nice peppery rye notes from the whiskey and heat from the chili liqueur balanced against the pleasant white grape juice.
- 1 oz bourbon (I recommend rye whiskey)
- ½ oz chili liqueur
- ½ oz Acai Liqueur
- ½ oz white grape juice
- ½ oz lemon Juice
Combine ingredients into a mixing glass with crushed ice. Stir until cool, then strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass and serve.
9. Bantha Blue Milk Cocktail
The Bantha is a predator mammal – like the lion in function – that feeds its young a sweet blue milk that wags have turned into a killer recipe.
If you’re looking for a creamy coconut cocktail the color of Jar Jar Binks’ skin, then this cheerful Banth milk recipe could be just what you’re looking for to liven up a Star Wars movie marathon.
- 2 oz London dry gin
- 1 oz coconut cream
- 1/2 oz Blue Craçao
- 1/2 oz vanilla syrup
- 1/2 oz orgeat (almond) syrup
- 3/4 oz pineapple juice
- 3/4 oz lime juice
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and combine thoroughly then strain into a mason jar or Collins glass.
10. Spiran Caf
The Galaxy’s version of a tasty hot toddy, Spiran Caf will warm your cockles after a tiring day chasing kids around star tours or thawing out the aches of a windy, wintry day.
- 1 oz spiced rum
- 2 oz hot coffee (brewed)
- Whipped cream
- 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
Pour a shot of spiced rum (I prefer a black spiced rum like Gosling’s or the Kraken) into a coffee mug. Pour in hot brewed coffee until 80% full. Top with whipped cream and marmalade then serve.
Ideally, from here the drinker will stir the cocktail together for maximum taste.
The Best 14 Leather Jackets for Men in 2021
With the winter months (hopefully) dwindling down, it’s time to start planning ahead to a time where we can wear thinner jackets and fewer layers. While it may be tempting to quickly shed your parka and grab for whatever piece of outerwear is nearby, don’t reach for last year’s wardrobe item just yet. Isn’t it time you try something new, like, say, a leather jacket?
Though it may seem all leather jackets are similar, there are actually many different designs and styles that work for different body types and tastes. In this article, we will take a look at the hottest leather jacket trends that have hit the market this season.
1. Aaron Brown Leather Bomber
The Aaron Brown Leather Jacket from The Jacket Maker is an excellent choice for any guy looking for that traditional bomber look. This awesome jacket features a slim cut and ribbed cuffs and waist. It’s made with incredibly tough, yet soft, goatskin leather, making it a great choice for guys that aren’t used to wearing leather jackets.
One of the best things about the Aaron is that it shirks the classic pouch pockets on the lower half of the jacket, opting for two buttoned patch pockets on the chest instead. This design gives it a more streamlined look than most bombers, without taking away from any of the authenticity.
2. Saint Laurent Leather Biker Jacket
There is a reason why leather jackets and bikers are usually associated with one another. Historically, many motorcycle riders have seen a leather jacket as a stylish way to protect themselves, not only from the elements but also from the possibility of a crash. While this may seem hard to believe – it’s not like leather comes with a large amount of padding, after all – leather has actually been shown to offer more protection than your average vinyl jacket or equivalent.
Maybe you’re not hopping on a motorcycle anytime soon, but you can still treat yourself to this biker-inspired Saint Laurent leather jacket. With a price tag surpassing $5,000, it’s certainly our premium pick on this list, but if you’re looking for the leather jacket of a lifetime, you have it right here. This pick is sure to come with the “for life” quality Saint Laurent is particularly known for.
3. Reiss Keith Leather Cafe Racer Jacket
Reiss is a British fashion retailer that’s been around since the 1970s. For the first 30 years of its brand history, it focused solely on men’s fashion before eventually expanding to carry items for women as well. However, the fact high-quality items for men are at the heart of this brand is very apparent through their simple wardrobe staples such as the Keith leather cafe racer jacket.
This Reiss jacket comes at a considerably lower price point than its counterparts, which makes it a pick that packs a lot of value. It’s made from super-soft leather and features a full lining. It’s the perfect choice for anybody who prefers a slim-fit jacket.
4. Lavendard Brown Leather Bike Jacket
The Jacket Maker has something for everyone, including guys that are a bit intimidated by purchasing their first leather jacket. Not only is the Lavendard incredibly affordable, but it also has a really approachable look despite its biker moniker. With open hem cuffs and a tailored fit, it looks great with badass-inspired outfits as well as everyday wear.
The Lavendard is made of real cowhide, which means it will take on a great patina over time. But it might be a bit stiff when you first get it. The more you wear it, the faster it’ll form to your body, break-in, and soften up. The fact that it goes with so many outfits will help speed up that process.
5. Ksubi Capital Leather Jacket
The Capital Leather Jacket from Ksubi comes in 100% authentic leather and is designed to have a biker fit. It’s heavy-duty with a protective interior quilted lining. It also features retro details such as antique zippers.
Kusbi is an Australian fashion label that’s existed since the 1990s. While the brand was originally focused on high-end denim, they’ve expanded their offerings over time to include other textiles such as leather. Items from Ksubi’s collections have been shown at such high-profile events as New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, and the company operates a flagship store in New York’s SOHO neighborhood.
6. Acne Studios Off-Centred Zipper Biker Jacket
Swedish fashion powerhouse Acne Studios is well-known for their basic wardrobe pieces, so it makes sense that they would have the classic leather jacket look on lock. We love the way this off-centered jacket packs a punch of personality with its multiple buckles and zippers, but we love even more the way that it does not compromise softness or comfort at the expense of appearance.
This jacket comes with a high-end price tag, but it has the high-end materials to match. It is made of 100% genuine lambskin and comes with an interior lining of 100% viscose. Its unique off-center zip takes its inspiration from street style.
7. Airin G-1 Black and White Leather Jacket
There’s only one way to improve upon a traditional bomber: Add shearling fabric. The Jacket Maker’s Airin G-1 Bomber will have ready to strap into the cockpit, ready to fly over Europe on a midnight air-raid. It has a thick polyester-lined collar as well as ribbed cuffs and waist for a nice, snug fit that keeps the wind at bay.
The Airin is made with real sheepskin, so it’s soft but super durable, making it a great choice for almost any type of casual wear. The dual front pouch pockets are great for a phone and a pair of gloves, so if you’re wearing it on a motorcycle, you’ll have the storage you need.
8. Saturdays NYC Leather Harrington Jacket
If you’re unfamiliar with the brand Saturdays NYC, prepare to fall in love. As a laidback lifestyle brand, Saturdays NYC infuses its love for all things surfer culture in all of its fashion offerings. While primarily known for their loungewear, such as sweats and pullover sweaters, they also happen to make one of the best leather jackets on the market right now.
The leather Harrington jacket features a smooth design and has deep pockets for your convenience. It is made of 100% lambskin leather and features a lining made of polyester. Staying true to its brand’s carefree nature, this jacket features a more relaxed fit than many classic leather jackets.
9. Berluti Piped Venezia Leather Jacket
Unlike the other options we’ve included so far, Berluti is known less for being a fashion brand and more for being a leather maker. Since its inception in the late 19th century, the Paris-based manufacturer has been producing fine leather clothing items and accessories, from belts to bags to jackets.
Berluti’s piped Venezia leather jacket is the apex of luxury leather fashion. Made from a distinctive brown shade, this jacket line has been around since the 1980s – and it’s a style that certainly stands the test of time.
This jacket is made from 100% authentic patinated calfskin leather and features shoulder patches and a buttoned collar. For optimal breathability, the jacket even features ventilation eyelets.
10. Dean Black Leather Biker Jacket
Let’s be honest.. A traditional racing-style biker jacket is about as cool as it gets. With the high band-style collar and heavy-duty zippers on the front of The Jacket Maker’s Dean Leather Biker Jacket, you’re sure to get that badass look.
The Dean is made with 100% real cowhide leather, so it might be a little stiff at first, but it will break in and patina like none other. The Dean features three zippered pockets on the front as well as zippered cuffs, providing that authentic racing jacket-look without killing your bank account.
11. Kingsman Burnished Leather Jacket
Kingsman is a line of high-quality clothing pieces that exists as a collaboration between Mr. Matthew Vaughn, director of the film The King’s Man, and international online fashion retailer MR PORTER. The line features items that are inspired by classic military style and timeless sensibilities.
The burnished leather jacket from the Kingsman line is unique for its length as well as its appearance. It draws direct inspiration from an aviator jacket worn on-screen in The King’s Man, a period piece that takes place in the 1940s. The jacket is made out of sturdy cow leather and buttons made of buffalo horns. It also features two linings – one made of cotton, and one made of viscose.
12. AllSaints Milo Leather Biker Jacket
AllSaints is a British fashion brand from the United Kingdom. Since its founding in the 1990s, it has grown to an international presence that consists of more than 200 retail stores across Europe, North America, and Asia. The brand is mostly focused on fashion for women and men, though it also sells footwear and other accessories. It has primarily seen its popularity grow thanks to its popularity among a celebrity clientele.
AllSaints makes a number of leather jackets, but the Milo biker jacket is definitely one to write home about. This is a jacket that brings out the very best of two very different worlds – including a soft composition and sharp edges – since it is made of tender lamb leather and decorated to the nines with perfectly-placed zippers and buckles. It also has a distinctive slim fit.
13. Golden Bear Sherpa Jacket
San Francisco brand Golden Bear may have its roots in ship workers in the San Francisco Bay since the 1920s, but it’s evolved today to combine both utilitarianism and high-end style. Although not as recognized outside of its native northern California, to know the stylish jackets of Golden Bear is to love them.
The sherpa jacket, in particular, is exquisite. Like any Golden Bear clothing piece, it’s designed to be worn for life, and fortunately, it comes with a style that will be sure to stay in fashion for decades to come, with brown distressed leather and a notable shearling collar that can be detached.
14. Tom Ford Zip-up Leather Jacket
Tom Ford is well-known for their high-end scents and formal clothing, but they have a strong foot in the casual jacket sphere as well. Not that this zip-up leather jacket is something you would wear to a casual house party. Its sleek edges and formal design make it more than suitable for a fancy professional event or night out on the town.
True to its brand’s roots, no attention to detail was spared in the creation of this particular wardrobe piece. Its straightforward design features 100% authentic leather and a cotton and polyamide lining. It is truly meant to last for life. Made in Italy, this jacket has shallow pockets in the front and a zipper down the center.
Leather Jacket FAQs
While there are many different unique leather jacket configurations out there, there are four classic syles you should be most aware of. In no particular order, they are the leather bomber jacket (also called aviator jacket), the leather racer jacket (sometimes called moto), the trenchcoat, and the fencer. While bomber jackets and racer jackets tend to be more relaxed, the trenchcoat and the fencer are more dramatic.
If you care for your leather jacket correctly you should have a wardrobe piece that’ll last you a lifetime. Most leather jackets cannot be washed at home and must only be handled professionally. The first step to taking proper care of your jacket is to adhere to this rule.
You should also keep your leather jacket dry as often as possible and keep it away from extreme heat or cold air. If you are not going to be wearing your leather jacket for a period of time, such as during a warm season, then you’ll want to be sure that you are hanging it up correctly – this means out of direct sunlight and in a properly-ventilated area.
Determining how much to pay for a leather jacket is a very personal matter. For an authentic leather jacket, you will probably be paying, at a baseline, $500. However, this price can easily skyrocket from here, depending on the jacket’s materials and manufacturing process.
Some leather jackets can cost as much as $10,000! There is no right or wrong number – it’s instead about the brands you like and the style that you envision for yourself.