In the mood for a cocktail? StarTrek.com has an exclusive video for a recipe from the new book Star Trek Cocktails. This 'Set Chasers to Stun' drink comes complete with a non-alcoholic version of the recipe.
Star Trek has a long history of mentioning cocktails. It all started in the first pilot, ‘The Cage’ when Dr. Boyce visits Pike in his cabin and prescribes him a martini. “Sometimes,” he says, “a man’ll tell his bartender things he’ll never tell his doctor.” On TNG, stories often involved Guinan offering friendly advice and a drink in Ten-Forward. On DS9, everybody met in Quark’s Bar.
Since then fans have devoted a huge amount of effort to creating their own Star Trek-themed cocktails. If you google the phrase “Star Trek cocktail” you get an incredible 3,250,000 results. But until now there’s never been an official drinks book. That changes this week with the release of Star Trek Cocktails A Stellar Compendium.
The book features 40 cocktail recipes, each inspired by a different character, drink or moment in Star Trek history. The author Glenn Dakin has often tied the drink to a person, so for example we have Sisko’s Sazerac and Pike’s Mojave Mojito, because those drinks are form the cities that Sisko and Pike were born in. Other recipes such as Par’mach on the Beach are alien twists on familiar Earth recipes. Yet others take names from drinks such as a Samarian Sunset that were name checked on the show.
The book is divided into eight chapters from First Contact to Emergency Medical Cocktails and Risan Sunset each of which covers a different mood.
Star Trek Cocktails is available now wherever books are sold.
Set Chasers to Stun Recipe
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add
- 1 1/3 fl oz (37.5ml) Grand Marnier (for a non-alcholic version substitute orange juice)
- 1 fl oz (25ml) lemon juice
- ½ fl oz (12.5 ml) orange curaçao (for a non-alcoholic version substitute cranberry juice)
- 2 tsp (10 ml) of grenadine
Now shake the ingredients well and strain into a champagne or cocktail glass.