BEEP-BEEP-BEEP-BOOP ( The R2-D2 )

Everyone’s favorite astromech, R2-D2, has saved the galaxy numerous times at great peril and expense to his metallic innards. But, other than a condescending pat to his dome, has he ever received any acknowledgement of his bravery? Of his sacrifice?

NO! He has not. Today, that travesty is corrected! Today, R2 will receive his reward! Today, R2 gets his drink!

You might think that a drink to celebrate R2’s achievements would be hazardous to the delicate human digestive system, but like everything that R2 does, he sacrifices his happiness so others can enjoy this drink. And to be honest, R2 is really attached to his Quaker State neat anyway.

The R2-D2 is based on a famous tiki drink that is named in his language, The Three Dots and a Dash, created by Don the Beachcomber. Three dots and a dash is the morse code for the letter “V” ( ···- ). As this drink was created during World War II, V is for Victory. This history makes it an appropriate inspiration for the R2 drink. R2-D2 is for Victory also!

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Recipe

  • 1 oz Clement Single Barrel
  • 1 oz El Dorado 12
  • 1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Curaçao
  • 1/2 oz Pimento Dram
  • 1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 3 dashes of Angostura ( and maybe a couple more in the ice head for presentation )

Combine all the ingredients in blender. I use a ninja and the single serve container.

Blend for around 5 seconds. ( This is traditional, I usually go about 7 seconds by counting real slow )

Pour into appropriate glassware and garnish with ango dots, lime/orange wheels, or go traditional by spearing three maraschino cherries (dots) and pineapple cube ( dash ).

This is a little more bitter and alcoholic than the original. But this fits R2 also.

Thank you R2 for all you have done and will still do for us all.

 

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