Okay, so I’m a huge Star Wars fan and even though I’m doing a food and beverage theme this month, I couldn’t possibly miss this important day and had to make a super quick doodlewash to celebrate! Today is Star Wars Day because it’s an awesome way to sneak in a good pun on “May the Force be with you,” the signature line from the franchise. Also fun for this post, as it sounds like how you’d say it after too many cocktails. I’ve chosen to stay in my food theme and celebrate with this crazy galactic drink made of the blue milk that Aunt Beru serves Luke Skywalker in the first Star Wars movie ever made. Apparently, it’s the milk of those big fluffy horned elephants that also appear in the movie. Not sure who has the daunting job of milking an elephant, but that part was thankfully never shown.
Another choice for the day could have been Jawa Juice, an alcoholic drink made from Bantha hides. Apparently, the Bantha is a rather useful creature when it comes to the Tatooine food and beverage industry. If you’re not familiar with Star Wars, then what I’m saying at this moment might make me seem like a raving lunatic. Suffice it to say, seeing Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, was one of my coolest childhood experiences in the 70’s, so I just had to geek out for a moment. But, if a creamy blue cocktail is your sort of pleasure, then before you rush out to milk an elephant, you can simply click here for a more earthly recipe.
Love it or hate it, Star Wars has had a profound effect on popular culture over the years. The tagline for this day was first recorded back in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher won the election to become the first female prime minister. As part of the celebration, her party took out a half page ad in the London Evening News with the tagline, “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.” So for all you Star Wars fans out there, it’s your day to raise your glass of Bantha Milk and proudly proclaim your place in the fandom with a toast! For everyone else, you can simply be thankful this geeky post has now ended.
You’re all invited to a Doodlewash Dinner Party during the month of May! Just tag your food or drink image #doodlewashdinner and I’ll feature you and your culinary creations in a delicious Doodlewash Gallery at the end of the month!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham watercolors: Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pens with Platinum Carbon blue ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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