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Drink Me, You Will

Image: Tim Nusog

Bryan Gall of Portland, Ore.’s Bacchus Bar at Kimpton Hotel Vintage uses a bright bunch of smashed basil to give this Yoda-inspired drink its requisite gasp of green, reminiscent of the Jedi master’s lovely skin tone. Sage simple syrup is a natural nod to Yoda’s wisdom, and a couple of those leaves make a nice, perky Yoda ear garnish too.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “Celebrate the Release of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ with These Great ‘Stars Wars’ Cocktail Recipes.”


  • 1 1/2 oz Calvados
  • 1 oz Apple cider
  • 1/2 oz Sage simple syrup*
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 6 Basil leaves
  • Garnish: Sage leaves


  1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Strain into Martini glass.

  3. Garnish with 2 fresh sage leaves.

  4. *Sage simple syrup: Heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water together over medium-low heat, stirring often, until dissolved. Allow to cool. Transfer to an airtight container, add 8 sage leaves, cut in half, and steep overnight. Remove in the morning.