Jedi Mind Trick

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Cocktail History

The Jedi Mind Trick is a Star Wars cocktail that was created at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, an attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California. This copycat recipe, based on the ingredients listed on the menu at Oga’s Cantina, pairs a citrus and floral-flavored vodka from Ketel One with an interesting combination of white grape juice, tart grapefruit and lime, velvet falernum, and of course, colored curaçao to turn the recipe a bright, lightsaber-inspired hue.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Grapefruit & Rose Vodka: This is a type of vodka made with grapefruit, rose petals, grains, vegetables or fruits, and alcohol. This recipe specifically calls for Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose Vodka. For a mocktail version of this drink, try STRYKK Not V*dka, grapefruit juice, and rose water in place of the vodka.

White Grape Juice: This is the liquid juice of a green grape. We used Welch’s 100% White Grape Juice.

Velvet Falernum Liqueur: This is a liqueur made with ginger, lime, almond, cloves, sugar, and alcohol. For a mocktail version of this drink, try BG Reynolds Falernum Bar Syrup in place of the velvet falernum liqueur.

Lime Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lime. We used freshly squeezed lime juice.

Blue Curaçao: This is a liqueur made with oranges, sugar, spices, blue food coloring, and alcohol. This recipe specifically calls for Bols Blue Curaçao. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Monin Premium Blue Curaçao Syrup in place of the blue curaçao liqueur.

Grapefruit Bitters: This is a food product made with grapefruit peels, botanicals, and alcohol. We used Scrappy’s Bitters Organic Grapefruit Bitters.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Boston Shaker: This is used to shake ingredients. We used the Boston shaker from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Hawthorne Strainer: This is used to strain out ice and solid ingredients after the cocktail is shaken. We used the A Bar Above Hawthorne Strainer.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Juicer: This is used to juice citrus. We used the ALEEHAI Manual Fruit Juicer.

Tasting Notes

The Jedi Mind Trick starts with grapefruit aromas and has a refreshingly sweet taste made up of grape, grapefruit, and a bit of florals before finishing with more sweet and sour grape flavor on the finish, along with a touch of the grapefruit bitters.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Of the Oga’s Cantina drinks, this one was just okay to us, mostly because we thought the grape juice was a touch too prominent. The Jedi Mind Trick is definitely palatable and loads of fun to look at though, so this would be a hit with anyone who wants a fruity, colorful concoction on Star Wars Day.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐
“Naturally, a drink created and paid for by Disney is going to be delicious, so I knew this one would be good. I also knew that, in order to make sense at a theme park, it would need to appeal to the widest range of palates possible and lack too much cocktail nerd complexity. I was right on both fronts: the strong hit of grape juice is front and center here, while most of the actual alcohol hides behind flavored vodka, bitters, and a touch of citrus. The Jedi Mind Trick is well balanced and obviously quite pretty, and it definitely fits the theme of its origin well.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐
“Given that it’s served to the masses at a Disney theme park, I expected this to be pretty palatable, like Alex said. I don’t think I’ve ever tried white grape juice before and was surprised at how prominent it was in this recipe. I did think it overshadowed the other ingredients a bit, but the grapefruit in the vodka and bitters does dance across your tongue beautifully. If you don’t drink very often and want to make a fun Star Wars drink at home, this fits the bill.”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from the menu at Oga’s Cantina, a restaurant and bar located at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. The specifications are an estimate based on our best guess for a well-balanced drink as well as reader feedback.

AuthorStar Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Grapefruit & Rose Vodka
 1 oz White Grape Juice
 ¾ oz Velvet Falernum
 ¼ oz Lime Juice
 2 dashes Blue Curaçao
 1 dash Grapefruit Bitters

Method
1

Add vodka, grape juice, velvet falernum, lime juice, blue curaçao, bitters, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cosmopolitan glass over fresh cracked ice.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Grapefruit & Rose Vodka
 1 oz White Grape Juice
 ¾ oz Velvet Falernum
 ¼ oz Lime Juice
 2 dashes Blue Curaçao
 1 dash Grapefruit Bitters

Directions

Method
1

Add vodka, grape juice, velvet falernum, lime juice, blue curaçao, bitters, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cosmopolitan glass over fresh cracked ice.

Jedi Mind Trick

Make It a Mocktail: Use STRYKK Not V*dka, grapefruit juice, and rose water in place of the vodka, BG Reynolds Falernum Bar Syrup in place of the velvet falernum liqueur, and Monin Premium Blue Curaçao Syrup in place of the blue curaçao liqueur to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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