Jet Juice

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Cocktail History

The Jet Juice 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 is meant to be a recreation of a beverage made by starship pilots in the Star Wars universe that is referred to as “engine room hooch.” It starts with a spiced bourbon base and mixes it with a disparate list of ingredients, including hot pepper and açaí liqueurs, white grape juice, and lemon.

Cocktail Ingredients

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

Bourbon: This is a type of whiskey made in the United States with at least 51% corn, grains, malted barley, and water. This recipe specifically calls for Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Spiritless Kentucky 74 Non-Alcoholic Bourbon Whiskey in place of the whiskey.

Ancho Chile Liqueur: This is a liqueur made with ancho chile peppers, spices, sugar, and alcohol. This recipe specifically calls for Ancho Reyes Original Ancho Chile Liqueur. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Monin Spicy Agave Sweetener in place of the ancho chile liqueur.

Açaí Liqueur: This is a liqueur made with açai berries, sugar, and alcohol. This recipe specially calls for Cedilla Açaí Liqueur, but we used FAIR Açaí Liqueur because it has a delicious tart flavor with unique notes of violet and blueberry. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Monin Premium Açaí Syrup in place of the açaí liqueur.

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

Lemon Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lemon. We used freshly squeezed lemon juice.

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 Jet Juice features definitive aromas of wheated bourbon and has a complicated flavor that showcases bourbon and lemon before transitioning to a finish that starts with spicy chile followed by sweeter grape and açaí flavors.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Admittedly, we didn’t love drinking this recipe compared to the others from Oga’s Cantina, but we did love the lore behind the Jet Juice. Sipping on it certainly made us feel like the scruffiest looking nerfherders this side of the Corellian system. 

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐
“This one was definitely not my favorite of the bunch from Oga’s Cantina. I thought the combination of bourbon and chile pepper was going to be a bit of a stretch to begin with, and the grape juice sadly stole the show a bit. The whole thing tasted a bit out of balance and had super odd mingling of flavors at the end. That said: the basis of this drink is that it is an actual in-universe concoction typically referred to as ‘engine room hooch’ that can easily be brewed by pilots in their ships. With that in mind, knowing that it’s not exactly supposed to be an incredibly tasty and crushable sipper, I definitely respect it for what it’s supposed to resemble.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐
“If you read up on the history of this drink, the combination of flavors lent by its disparate list of ingredients makes a lot more sense. I wouldn’t call it very palatable, especially give that it’s known as the ‘engine room hooch’ in the Star Wars universe, as Alex points out, but it is interesting. I think bourbon drinkers would whip this up and be satisfied, but it is an odd drink. I don’t think I’m a fan of mixing the white grape juice with the bourbon and would maybe omit that if I made it again, but if you want a true recipe, this is pretty close.”

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 Bourbon
 ½ oz Ancho Chile Liqueur
 ½ oz Açaí Liqueur
 ½ oz White Grape Juice
 ½ oz Lemon Juice

Method
1

Add whiskey, ancho chile liqueur, açai liqueur, grape juice, lemon juice, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a small highball or large lowball glass.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Bourbon
 ½ oz Ancho Chile Liqueur
 ½ oz Açaí Liqueur
 ½ oz White Grape Juice
 ½ oz Lemon Juice

Directions

Method
1

Add whiskey, ancho chile liqueur, açai liqueur, grape juice, lemon juice, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a small highball or large lowball glass.

Jet Juice

Make It a Mocktail: Use Spiritless Kentucky 74 Non-Alcoholic Bourbon Whiskey in place of the whiskey, Monin Spicy Agave Sweetener in place of the ancho chile liqueur, and Monin Premium Açaí Syrup in place of the açaí liqueur to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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