Jedi Mind Trick Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Jedi Mind Trick cocktail is a Star Wars-inspired drink that has gained popularity among fans of the franchise. It's a cocktail that would be enjoyed by those who like their drinks strong, with a touch of sweetness and a hint of sourness. The cocktail is named after the Jedi Mind Trick, a power used by Jedi in the Star Wars universe to influence the thoughts of others.

How Jedi Mind Trick Tastes?

The Jedi Mind Trick cocktail has a strong, robust flavor with a hint of sweetness from the pineapple juice. The sourness from the lime juice balances out the sweetness, while the gin gives it a strong, alcoholic kick.

Interesting facts about Jedi Mind Trick

  • The Jedi Mind Trick cocktail is named after a power in the Star Wars universe.
  • Despite its strong flavor, it's a relatively light cocktail in terms of alcohol content.
  • The cocktail is often served in a martini glass, giving it an elegant appearance.


A few good options for Jedi Mind Trick are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

Learn everything on which Gin to choose


The Gin is the backbone of the cocktail, lending its botanical flavors to the mix. Not using it would be like trying to lead the Rebellion without a Skywalker - you could do it, but why would you want to? Too much, and you might overpower the other flavors like an overzealous Sith Lord. Too little, and the Force wouldn't be strong in this drink.

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Pineapple Juice

Pineapple Juice adds a tropical sweetness, balancing the tartness of the lime. It's like bringing balance to the Force, but for your taste buds. Without it, the cocktail might become too tart and lose its tropical edge. Use a quality, unsweetened juice for the best flavor.

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Lime Juice

Lime Juice provides a zesty punch, cutting through the sweetness and enhancing the gin's sharp notes. If you leave it out, you'll miss the acidity needed to balance the cocktail, much like a Jedi Council without Yoda. Overuse could lead to a sour experience, disturbing the delicate balance we seek.

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Simple Syrup

Using Simple Syrup is crucial to add sweetness and make the other flavors 'pop'. If omitted, the cocktail would be as unbalanced as the galaxy without Jedi. But beware, too much sweetness, and the Dark Side prevails, masking the subtleties of the other ingredients.

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Recipe. How to make Jedi Mind Trick Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add 2oz of gin, 1oz of pineapple juice, 1oz of lime juice, and 0.5oz of simple syrup.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into a martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Shake the cocktail well to ensure all the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Chill the martini glass before pouring the cocktail into it for a colder drink.

Perfect Pairings

Light Appetizers

  • Cheese plates: A selection of mild cheeses can complement the botanical notes of the gin.
  • Seafood: Light seafood dishes like ceviche or shrimp cocktail can accentuate the citrusy flavors.
  • Fruit Salads: The sweetness of the fruits in a salad would echo the pineapple in the drink.


  • The cocktail's bright and citrusy profile makes it a great match for the delicate flavors of sushi, particularly those with a bit of tang or sweetness, like a California roll.

Spicy Foods

  • The sweetness from the pineapple juice and syrup can help tone down the heat, making it a nice match for dishes with a bit of a kick, like spicy Thai curries.

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What you could change in Jedi Mind Trick

  • Gin can be substituted with vodka for a milder flavor.
  • Pineapple juice can be substituted with orange juice for a different fruity flavor.
  • Lime juice can be substituted with lemon juice for a less sour taste.

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And of course - twists🍹

Blue Bantha Milk Twist

Replace gin with a blue curaçao to give the cocktail a vivid blue hue reminiscent of Bantha milk. The flavor profile includes a hint of orange that creates a new layer of complexity.

  1. Use 2oz blue curaçao instead of gin.
  2. Follow the original recipe.
  3. Garnish with a cherry to symbolize the heart of a tauntaun.

This version will have a sweeter, citrus edge and an otherworldly color.

The Dark Side

Turn to the dark side by adding a splash of black vodka. It brings a slightly more robust, earthy flavor that contrasts with the brightness of the original cocktail.

  1. Add 0.5oz black vodka on top of the original recipe.
  2. Stir gently to create a 'dark' layer.
  3. Garnish with a blackberry.

The cocktail becomes a metaphorical battle between light and dark, flavors and colors.

The Force Fizz

Add club soda to transform the cocktail into a refreshing highball.

  1. Add the original ingredients.
  2. Top with club soda.
  3. Serve in a highball glass with a long spiral of lime peel.

It’s lighter, fizzier, and the perfect companion for a summer day on Naboo.

In case you forgot basics how to make Jedi Mind Trick

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

Learn everything on how to strain

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Jedi Mind Trick

What is the best gin to use for the Jedi Mind Trick cocktail?

Since the Jedi Mind Trick has a robust flavor, a dry gin like Tanqueray or Bombay Sapphire could complement the taste well.

Can non-alcoholic substitutes be used for the gin in the Jedi Mind Trick cocktail?

Yes, you can use non-alcoholic gin substitutes like Seedlip for a non-alcoholic version of the Jedi Mind Trick.

Is the Jedi Mind Trick suitable for a themed party?

Absolutely! Given its Star Wars inspired name, the cocktail would fit perfectly into a Star Wars themed party.

Can the Jedi Mind Trick cocktail be batched for larger gatherings?

Yes, you can multiply the amounts of the ingredients accordingly to make a larger batch.

How long do the ingredients for the Jedi Mind Trick cocktail last?

Fresh juices should be consumed within two days, while gin and simple syrup can last for several months when stored properly.

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