Darkside


May 20, 2011 (Day 53) — Darkside

I was a Star Wars nerd growing up. Not that that’s really surprising to.. well.. anyone.

That kid in the middle had long days of nerddom ahead. So naturally when I came across a cocktail called the Darkside I knew it had to include a lightsaber as garnish. Or the closest thing I could get to a lightsaber. Which was a three-years-old unused glo-stick from Halloween.

Darkside

  • 1.5 oz Burnett’s Orange Cream
  • 1.5 oz blue curacao
  • .75 oz Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice
  • 1.5 oz cranberry juice

Combine the ingredients in a Boston shaker filled with crushed ice, stir well, and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a glo-stick to pretend like you’re a Jedi.

It’ll turn a nice purplish color. If you’ve done it right, you’ll feel like this guy when you drink it.

Very sweet, but it will get you messed up fast, so be warned.

It has a dark side.

Cheers!

— Mark

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