I noticed I had acquired a bottle of Cruzan Banana Rum from somewhere. In the interest of full disclosure and even though I am loathe to admit it, I am pretty sure I bought it for some reason. I am not a fan of flavored rums or vodkas even though some turn out pretty good. I noticed this bottle right after I bought the creme de cacao to make a La Florida ( thanks tiki recipes! ). I wanted to do a new Star Wars drink based on Chewbacca and thought these ingredients plus some Kahlua and half&half would be tasty ( and feed my Big Lebowski jones ).
It turned out a little too sweet and even though Chewie has his lovable moments, sweet is not really a good description. But I liked the drink. Enter the Ewoks. Creatures of the jungle like bananas, cacao and coffee. And they are the definitive sweet and cuddly Star Wars creatures.
But it was still too sweet of a drink. I figured Ewoks were pretty pissed about their portrayal as cute and cuddly teddy bears. I’m pretty sure they see themselves as fierce warriors, hunters born of the jungle, feared and respected throughout their home world. Not teddy bears. I used their bitterness to add a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters.
The Ewok’s Elixir
- 1 oz Creme de Cacao
- 1 oz Cruzan Banana Rum
- 1 oz Kahlua
- 3 oz 1/2 & 1/2
- dash of Angostura bitters
Stir ingredients in a glass filled with crushed ice
Drink while listening to the Wicket Cast Album*