The Photon Fizzle is reported to be a fizzy green drink popular among diner-goers around Coruscant. It’s served at least at Dex’s Diner, where we see a large beverage dispenser of the stuff in Episode II:
For this version, I’ve opted for green dyed and flavored boba pearls to better match that photo from Dex’s. Add to that some ginger-mint syrup, some gin, and some ginger beer to give it the fizz, and you’re good to go! It does go especially well with some greasy spoon dishes, as the flavors of the drink help cut through the heaviness of the foods.
Alright, so it’s probably questionable whether or not a diner would be serving boozy drinks. But this name was just begging to be a cocktail. But if there’s enough demand for it, I’ll see if I can wrangle another version of it without alcohol, and I’ll get back to you… :)
Update: I’ve added this recipe to the lineup for Fictional Foodies’ May Star Wars lineup. Check out the other cool recipes folks have submitted here.
Photon Fizzle Recipe
Prep: 5 minutes Bubbles: 20 minutes
Location: Coruscant, Coruscant System, Core Worlds
First appearance: Episode II, 2002 (visual); What is a Wookiee?, 2005 (name)
- ginger-mint syrup (see recipe below)
- 1/4-1/2 cup large boba pearls (tapioca, not Fett)
- 3 oz gin
- 1/2 fresh lime juice
- 4 oz ginger beer
Cook the boba according to package directions, then set to steep in the ginger mint syrup and food coloring for at least an hour.
Place the now-green bobas at the bottom of a glass. Combine 1/2 oz. ginger syrup, the gin, and the lime juice in a shaker with some ice. Give a few good shakes to chill everything, then strain into the glass. Top up with ginger beer, and enjoy!
Ginger Mint Syrup Ingredients:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1-inch piece ginger, sliced thin
- ~1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- green food coloring
In a small pot over medium heat, combine the water, sugar, and ginger, then bring up to a simmer. Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat. Add the mint, then cover and allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes. Strain into a clean jar or small pitcher, add food coloring, and store in the fridge for up to a few weeks.