The Force is strong with this milky mix?
New to Disneyland's Star Wars area is this dairy design that looks like a cocktail in the Chalmun's cantina.
I'm quite new to this whole Star Wars thing, so bare with me if any of my references are off, but here goes.
New in to Disneyland Florida and California is this psychedelically coloured shake that calls Galaxy's Edge – the new Star Wars area of the parks – home. The new areas are rammed full with nods to the trio of trilogies set in a galaxy far far away. And they wouldn't be complete without some stands for food and drink, which are unsurprisingly for anyone who's been to a themed Disney resort. And what better beverage to serve in a Star Wars themed park than some multicoloured milk?
A bit of digging on the internet to fill in the gaps in my Star Wars knowledge finds that milk is a fairly common drink throughout the Star Wars saga, both in literature and film, with of course the most common scene containing milk coming from episode IV, A New Hope.
The infamous blue milk found on Tatooine. (Screenshot pinched from Disney and George Lucas.)
According to Wookieepedia, the blue milk on Tatooine comes from the Bantha (looks like an ox with a failed lip op), but in Disneyland it is dairy-free and plant based.
Made with coconut and rice milks, Blue Milk is flavored with dragon fruit, pineapple, lime, and watermelon and served as a milky slushy. Green Milk is also available and made from much the same base but with a citrusy twist of mandarin orange, passion fruit, grapefruit, and orange blossom.
Image courtesy of the Disney Food Blog.
But the most eye catching of drinks is the reportedly spicy number: the Toydaria Swirl! It's a cocktail of green milk with a twist of mango jam and a chilli spice? I'm not sold on the idea, and to me its appearance is a little out there!
Topped with a lime seasoning salt it is eye catching to say the least. Would you try these colourful cocktails? Or would you prefer to sit down with a live band and have a cold beer?