Starfleet Punch: A Star Trek Bonus Recipe

Posted June 29, 2017 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Book of the Month Recipes / 1 Comment

        

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. 🙂

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Starfleet Punch

Mr. Spock: [about theragen being a deadly Klingon nerve gas] If I remember correctly, it caused fatality only when used in pure form.
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.

— Star Trek: The Original Series

INGREDIENTS:

  • piña colada Sobe
  • yellow food coloring
  • blue Gatorade
  • cranberry juice

      

Makes 1 cocktail

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INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. 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).
    2. 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.
    3. Serve to a crew of exceptional starship officers.

 

 

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One response to “Starfleet Punch: A Star Trek Bonus Recipe

  1. ladyelasa

    Oh my gosh Scottie. XD That made me laugh! This sounds really scrumptious! I’ll need to try this … like I do many of your recipes haha. XD

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