You can't have a space opera without a Blaster! And while Star Wars is widely thought to have popularized the alternate term for raygun, Blasters have been appearing in sci-fi stories for almost a century. We're quite fond of the name; after all, this site used to be called Blastr.
Within the Star Wars universe, Blasters often mimic the appearance and functions of real guns. But there's a certain visceral thrill from seeing a Blaster’s laser burst that just completely outshines conventional weaponry from our world. Even 41 years after its debut in A New Hope, Han Solo's modified Blaster is still one of our favorite sci-fi weapons. We'd shoot first too if we had a Blaster like that.
But if Han Solo ever tried our latest alcoholic creation, then we may finally be able to get the drop on him.
For today's installment of SYFY Happy Hour, we've got some rocket-fueled fun in the form of a customized drink we call a Blaster Shot. To make this worthy of Mos Eisley, you'll need Créme De Cocoa Dark, a sweet-chocolate liqueur. Next, add Bailey's Irish Cream, one of our favorite whiskeys. Finally, we're topping it off with Green Chartreuse. It's pretty easy to make, but don't offer it to a droid! We don't serve their kind here.
You can check out our video below to see the quick step-by-step before making your own. When you get a chance to try it, let us know what you think in the comment section below!