Last year when I finished my Star Trek Next Generation menu, I posted a Romulan Ale cocktail as my bonus recipe. I loved the idea of ending my Original Series menu with another drink, and I immediately thought of making a multi-colored layered drink as an homage to the different Starfleet divisions.
Turns out, I had no idea what I was signing up for! 😛 My first thought was to make a molecular cocktail in red, blue, and yellow, but I couldn’t get the drink to layer properly. I then decided to try layering plain juices and stumbled across a recipe from Katrina’s Kitchen. She uses juice and Gatorade to make an easy, delicious layered punch in red, white, and blue for the 4th of July. All I needed to do was add a little yellow food coloring to get Starfleet’s signature red, blue, and yellow colors and I was in business! 🙂 The final result was tasty and just plain gorgeous—I couldn’t believe how well the juices kept their layers, even after being jostled around!
Drink up, space travelers! We’ve got a final frontier to explore. 🙂
Dr. McCoy: That’s right. And in this derivative, mixed with alcohol, it merely deadens certain nerve inputs to the brain.
Scott: Oh, well, any decent brand o’ Scotch’ll do that.
Dr. McCoy: Oh? Well, one good slug of this, and you could hit a man with phaser stun and he’d never feel it, or even know it.
Scott: Does it make a good mix with Scotch?
Dr. McCoy: It should.
Scott: [heading out with the beaker of theragen derivative] I’ll let ya know.
- piña colada Sobe
- yellow food coloring
- blue Gatorade
- cranberry juice
Makes 1 cocktail
- Fill a tall glass approximately 1/6 full with Sobe. Stir in 1 drop yellow food coloring. Fill glass with ice (this should increase the top line of the Sobe to approximately 1/3 to the top of the glass).
- Slowly and directly over a piece of ice, pour in your Gatorade until the glass is 2/3 full. Pour in your cranberry juice in a similar manner. NOTE: I used a low-sugar variety of cranberry juice. If you use a cranberry juice with more sugar, you may have to layer your colors differently. The drink with the most sugar should go on the bottom.
- Serve to a crew of exceptional starship officers.
Check out our Star Trek TNG recipes! 🙂