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Did you see SOLO: A Star Wars Story yet (preorder the DVD/Digital here)? I had the chance to preview SOLO nearly two weeks before it came out and I really enjoyed it. It felt like it paid homage to the original trilogy! But after the screening SOLO, I had so many questions and comments and couldn’t talk to anyone because I didn’t want to spoil it!! So big time alert here… SPOILERS AHEAD! If you don’t want any SOLO spoilers, just concentrate on the recipe below for a cool Lando Cocktail. It will transform your cocktail hour with boozy, slushy goodness. Add a colorful rim and you’ll send your tastebuds into HyperDrive. Don’t forget to see Lando Calrissian’s cape collection and his influence on Han in SOLO: A Star Wars Story!
For more nerdy cocktails, check out my Game of Thrones Cocktail: Mother of DragonFruit or my Star Wars Kylo Ren Cocktail. They are a lot of fun to present during a watch party or just to show off your geekdom!
Lando Cocktail Recipe
- 1/2 oz limoncello
- 1 oz Citron Vodka
- 4 oz Frozen lemonade concentrate
- ¾ cup ice
- Blue cake sprinkles
- Simple syrup
- Mint sprig for garnish
- Orange wheel for garnish
- Dip the rim of the glass into simple syrup to wet it.
- Dip the rim of the glass into the cake sprinkles, caking evenly. Set to the side.
- Place limoncello, vodka, lemonade concentrate and ice in blender; blend for 15 seconds.
- Pour the slush a stemless glass and add fruit garnish.
- Every time Lando gives us that sly smile.... take a sip!
Okay, so now for that SPOILER ALERT discussion… I’ve got to talk about it! My husband said I could chat with him the very night I saw SOLO to hash through and process what I had just seen. I couldn’t believe the ending and knew Chase completely understood all the Clone Wars cartoons he watched with my son.
Remember the end of the movie where Qui’ra and her “boss” from the Crimson Dawn were catching up? Qui’ra had just offed her boss as Solo was getting away with Chewy… but I’ll be darned if the end of the movie didn’t shock me. The boss was none other than Darth Maul, who I thought was dead and gone and chopped up by Obi-Wan in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. I needed complete clarification. How could this be possible? We saw him get sliced and fall to his death, right?? Turns out, Darth didn’t die after all. Chase clarified that you have to consider the entire REBELS cartoon series as well as The Clone Wars cartoon series as Star Wars Cannon. Those that refuse to follow these series and only the movies will be sore when they discover that yes, Darth Maul is alive. If you need some help understanding how and why Darth Maul could possibly be chopped in half and live, watch this video, STARTING AT 3:40 to get a bead on what’s really happening here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbSEaP20SFY. You might just need a drink after watching it, which is why the Lando Cocktail is here to swish a cape and chill your nerves.