Last Saturday night, we hosted our most ambitious Halloween party to date: The Chateau Strikes Back, a “Star Wars” themed event. Todd and Nitsa Knoll, our dynamic culinary duo, and their staff created an energizing, authentic ambiance, replete with Jabba the Hutt, Jar Jar Binks, Boba Fett, Storm Troopers and other life-size characters. Our Flickr photo gallery (slideshow version below) should give you some ideas for creating the best Halloween costumes for a “Star Wars” party. The cocktail menu was equally fun and creative, so use these tasty recipes at your own intergalactic bash.
Special thanks to Pineapple Planet for decor and lighting and to the Jordan Operations team for building and moving the Tantive IV spaceship corridor replica. This custom-built Tantive IV also appeared in our party invitation videos and our latest spoof video, “Cab Wars.”
In a Collins glass filled with ice, add equal parts rum (about 2 ounces) and fill with pineapple juice. Add a splash of Blue Curacao and float with 151. Garnish with a pineapple slice and a Twizzlers blue raspberry “straw” (cut both ends off Twizzlers to make the straw).
In a rocks glass filled with ice, add 1.5 ounces of vodka and fill with ginger beer. Add a squeeze of fresh lime and garnish with a Gummi worm. Display extra Gummi worms in a Yoda candy jar for fun.
In a rocks glass filled with ice, add 1.5 ounces of gin and a half-ounce of fresh lime juice. Fill with tonic and float with a half-ounce of Chambord rapsberry liqueur. Garnish with fresh raspberries.
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