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Valley of the Dark Lords

Image: Danielle Bernabe

One part inspiration from a Blood & Sand, one part terrarium, this cocktail from GM Sol Trece is a terrestrial textural treat from La Cuevita in the Highland Park neighborhood of L.A. “We wanted a cocktail that if you were looking through a telescope from another planet you would see sand and living creatures,” says Trece. “We added turmeric for sand color and texture and chia seeds for the ‘creatures’ effect.’”

This recipe originally appeared as part of “These 5 'Star Wars' Cocktail Recipes Come from a Galaxy Far, Far Away.”


  • 1 oz Los Javis mezcal
  • 3/4 oz Ancho Reyes chile liqueur
  • 3/4 oz Heering cherry liqueur
  • 3/4 oz Fresh orange juice
  • 1 pinch Turmeric powder
  • 1 barspoon Chia seeds


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

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.