Amer A. Vargas Mixology Newsletter

The Modern Butlers’ Journal, October 2021, Let’s Talk about Mixology

Amer A. VargasLet’s Talk about Mixology

by Amer A. Vargas


Cute and Yummy Baby Yoda

This month I present you with a funny cocktail especially for sci-fi lovers, particularly those who deeply enjoy the Star Wars Saga, and even more precisely, the new The Mandalorian TV series, which includes Baby Yoda as a personal favorite character for many; for example, Emilio, a young friend of mine.

In the recipe below, I merely simplify the cocktail’s preparation, but you can view an extended recipe here courtesy of Tristin, from Home Cooked Harvest.

These are the ingredients you will need for a single serving:

  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 1½ kiwi fruits
  • 1 teaspoon of Simple Syrup
  • 1.5 oz. / 45 ml. of vodka
  • 2 pitted black olives

The cocktail is served in a Pompadour stemmed glass and you should prepare this before working with the ingredients for the cocktail itself. You can use brown paper such as the type used for paper bags, or, if you can lay your hands on a piece of burlap, it will create an even better look. Cut out a rectangle that you can drape like a gown or a cape around the stem of the glass. The picture enclosed should provide some guidance.

Next, cut the half kiwi fruit in half lengthwise, peel off the skin and place one piece each on the rim of the glass so they become Baby Yoda’s ears; another option is to use lime wedges to make the ears, as shown in the picture enclosed. At this stage you can also get the garnish/eyes ready by skewing the olives onto a toothpick.

Next, peel the other kiwi fruit, and remove any of the hard flesh in the area where the fruit meets the stalk. Put it in a cocktail shaker, and muddle the fruit together with the simple syrup; once you have achieved a consistent paste, add the ice and vodka and shake firmly for 10-15 seconds.

Strain and pour into the prepared glass and finish by placing the garnish/eyes in the middle.

And of course, you can create a mocktail version for kids! If that is what you are looking for, simply replace the vodka with club soda or sprite.

Delicious, cute and funny… Cheers!

Mr. Vargas is the Institute’s President—feel free to contact him via email, AmerVargas @

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