In celebration of Star Wars Day, we at the AFK Tavern also support the shadow holiday the Revenge of the Fifth. This theme menu is a celebration of the antagonists that cause the titular Wars and provides a counter to the forces of the light. We present our Revenge of the Fifth Theme Menu.
“I chose to pass my knowledge on to only one.” – Darth Bane
Once a member of the Brotherhood of Darkness, Darth Bane fought with his fellow Sith against the Jedi order’s Army of Light. One thousand years before the clone wars infighting on the Sith side lead to the collapse of their order. Learning from this lesson of this defeat, Darth Bane crafted a new Sith Order. Embracing a dyad in the Force, created the Rule of Two. The Sith would only exist as two members, a master, and an apprentice. With their order so reduced the Sith would work in the shadows and plot their ultimate revenge on the Jedi Order. This drink is inspired by the rule of two by only including two ingredients, and the red color imbued by the Campari matches the Sith esthetic.
- 1 oz Gin
- 1 oz Campari
- Orange Slice
In Old fashioned glass with ice, add the alcohol. Stir the drink and add an orange slice
“The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be… unnatural.”
Sheev Palpatine played the Long game on his quest for ultimate power, Before becoming the Emperor of the Galaxy, Darth Sidious was the well-regarded senator of Naboo. He uses his position and powers to plan and conduct the fall of the Galactic Republic and bring forth the Galactic Empire under his control. Sidious also completed the 1000 years project of the Sith to destroy the Jedi order. This drink is a fruity cocktail that harkens back to his time at the Naboo palace at Theed.
- 1 ½ oz Tequila
- 1 oz Cranberry juice
- 4 oz Mt. Dew Code Red
Add Tequila and Cranberry juice to an Old Fashioned Glass with ice. Top off with Mt. Dew Code Red and stir lightly.
“Fear. Fear attracts the fearful… the strong… the weak… the innocent… the corrupt. Fear. Fear is my ally.”
– Darth Maul
Maul was technically a violation of the Rule of Two because his own Master was at the time apprenticed to another, the Muun Sith Lord Darth Plagueis. With him being a violation, I wanted something that is not what you would really expect in a drink. After Maul was cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Maul kept himself mobile by manifesting a spider-like lower half, feeding off of rodents while his mental equilibrium slowly became undone.
Don’t be afraid of this cocktail. It won’t hurt you. The rich red of this drink reminds me of Maul’s skin, and the strength is likened to his. The notes of smoke from Mezcal cuts through the sweetness of the bold wine. Berry flavors present throughout and the fizz at the end makes this a dangerously drinkable cocktail.
- ½ cup fresh Blackberry
- ½ cup fresh Blueberry
- ¼ cup fresh Cranberry
- 1 ½ oz Mezcal Tequila
- 1 ½ oz sweet red wine
- Fill with Sprite
- Fill with pomegranate juice
Muddle the berries in a glass and strain into a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila and red wine to the shaker. After shaking, strain into a wine goblet, and fill with sprite and pomegranate juice.
“Darkness calls to darkness. It calls to you. You can feel it like a heart beating within this temple.” – Darth Talon
Like most Sith, Darth Talon was cold and dispassionate, and followed the commands of Darth Krayt without question or hesitation, as shown when she decapitated her Mentor Darth Ruyn at his request. She was known to use acrobatic flips and leaps in lightsaber combat. Energetic and merciless. Her talents at fighting, as well as her rank of Hand, put her at a status greater than the majority of the Sith. Her yellow eyes pierce through you and by the time you notice that they are looking at you, it’s too late.
This drink has the toughness and intensity of Darth Talon. Its flavors are relentless and bold while maintaining a very pleasant flavor throughout. The colors of this libation remind me of her face, the yellow of the lemonade on top of the dark rum and red pomegranate mixture, is a great contrast.
- 1 oz Kraken Spiced Rum
- 1 oz Jagermeister
- ½ oz Pomegranate Schnapps
- ½ oz Sweet and Sour Mix
- Fill Lemonade
Add all alcohols and Sweet and Sour Mix to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Tulip glass. Fill slow and gently with lemonade.
Dark Side Revan
“I am Revan reborn. And before me you are nothing.” – Darth Revan
Walking the path of the dark, light, or grey Reven is an enigma. To be more precise, they’re your enigma. Did you, too, fall from the light in your choices? Did you walk the path of the dark? Was Force Lightning just too damn useful? Just remember, Through Passion, I gain Strength so this drink will be strong.
- 1 oz Jagermeister
- 1 oz Maple Syrup
- 2 oz Passion Fruit Rum
- 3 oz Blackberry-Cran Juice
- Fill with Topo Chico
- Float of over-proofed rum
In a 16 oz glass with ice, pour in your Jagermeister, add the maple syrup, then the passion fruit rum, and finally the blackberry-cran juice. Shake till mixed, then top with the Topo Chico and flor some Kraken Rum.
Written by the entire AFKTavern.com Team!