HOW TO: Make Romulan Ale from Star Trek at Home

Romulan Ale has got to be one of the most iconic “Fictional Drinks” of all time. I’m betting people who have never even seen Star Trek have heard of this one, and if you haven’t, I’m pretending you have. Romulan Ale makes its first appearance in Star Trek 2 the Wrath of Khan when it is gifted to James T. Kirk by Doctor McCoy on the occasion of his birthday. It seems to be powerful stuff. Over the years it’s shown up in just about every Star Trek series since, and it’s always portrayed a bit differently, but there’s a few consistent things about it. It’s blue. It’s strong. It’s illegal in the Federation. It causes a vile hangover.

There’s a huge question lingering as to why Star Fleet officers seems to covet the stuff: Is it because it’s just so good? Or is it because it’s just so illegal? I make a case here that it’s because it’s illegal, and actually that it’s supposed to be pretty nasty stuff to drink. But where’s the fun in that?

Romulan Ale
1 oz. -or- 30 ml. Simple Syrup
1 o.z -or- 30 ml. Lime Juice
1 oz. -or- 30 ml. Blue CuraƧao
2 oz. -or- 60 ml. Plantation 3 Star
Shake and Strain

Romulan Ginger Ale
.5 oz. -or- 15 ml. Lime JUice
1 oz. -or- 30 ml. Ginger Syrup (more to taste)
2 oz. -or- 60 ml. Butterfly Pea Blossom Tea
Shake and Strain
top with seltzer

[How to Drink]

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