Photo: Daniel Agee; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

The latest installment in the Star Wars series, Rogue One, hits theaters December 16th, and has been described as the long awaited Star Wars film "for grown-ups". Well, if that's the case, we've got the perfect adult way to celebrate. Raise a glass to the continuing of a 40-year infatuation with the force with a hand-crafted, Storm Trooper-inspired cocktail. 

December 13, 2016

True fan or not, everyone can probably agree that Star Wars remains one of the most epic film sagas of all time.

For a quick recap on the epic-ness: The world met Stars Wars in 1977 with the start of the original trilogy of films, Episodes IV, V, and VI. A second set of films were released about 20 years later, which served as the prequel trilogy, Episodes I, II, and III. Now, if you’re new to the train, you might have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, nicknamed Episode VII, in theaters around this time last year. The Force Awakens was set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, the last film in the original trilogy. To be clear, the film being released this Friday, December 16th is not the sequel. Rogue One doesn’t involve any direct connection with the characters in the Star Wars chapters that preceded it; this is a new story, set in time before episode I, A New Hope. In short, there's a lot of Star Wars to be had, people.

How does one idea multiply into 8 action-packed, addictively interesting storylines? No one can explain it and I'm not complaining. Might as well raise a glass to the world’s 4-decade-long obsession with all things Star Wars that obviously isn’t going anywhere.

This one’s for the dedicated fans, who have been there through all 7 movies, various novels, and stuffed toy Yodas, AND for the stubborn ones who have thus far resisted the Jedi life…there’s no time like the present to join the dark side, as they say (sorry, I just feel like I had to work that phrase in somewhere). Grab a glass and travel to a galaxy far far away with our Storm Trooper cocktail, featuring a Death Star ice cube and a light saber garnish.

For even more Rogue One party grub, check out these delicious ways to celebrate Star Wars including Han Burgers, Vader Taters, and Princess Leia Buns.

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