The clumsy dance of the colours and patterns of life

Witness the clumsy dance of the colours and patterns of life, the sometimes-harmonic, sometimes-cacophonic combination of the silence and the noise all around, and the heroes and the helpless within.
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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Floating Yoda

Anyone who knows me will not be surprised to read that I'm not exactly the world's biggest Star Wars fan. I do, however, love word play, and since this is Star Wars Day I ran with the excuse for a Kahlua creation.

I saw a recipe online for a tribute drink called a Floating Yoda. It's basically a White Russian with mint chocolate chip icecream added. Of course, not being one to follow recipes as written (it's the Ukrainian in me), a couple of substitutions had to be made before we could enjoy our Floating Yodas on Star Wars Day. For example, I had used up all my vodka making limoncello, so I used said limoncello in place of plain old vodka. And I didn't have the mint chocolate chip icecream the recipe asked for, but I saw no good reason why I couldn't do this with chocolate icecream. I did. And it was good :-)

Floating Yodas. Not your average summer drink for kids!
Noting those substitutions, and keeping in mind that I don't always measure, the recipe I (loosely) followed is this one:
Make a White Russian by combining 1 oz coffee liqueur (Kahlua, or whatever other kind you have on hand), 2 oz milk, 2 oz vodka, and ice. Add a scoop of mint chocolate chip icecream.

Now, if I had used mint chocolate chip icecream, these would've turned out looking more sickly-green in colour. I suppose that's where Yoda comes in. I'm not 100% convinced that this needed the added element of mint as far as taste goes. It already had the lemon of the limoncello, the coffee of the Kahlua, and the chocolate of the icecream, and I thought this was perfect. Purists, however, might want it to look more like Yoda drowned in their glass. If this is you, more power to you! Now if you'll excuse me, May the 4th be with you! (Yes, I know, that is probably one of the worst puns ever. Don't judge me; I didn't come up with it.)

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