Outer Rim Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:14

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 Outer Rim cocktail is a signature drink from the Oga's Cantina in the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park. It's a playful and exotic cocktail, perfect for those who love a blend of sweet and sour with a hint of saltiness. The cocktail is named after the Outer Rim territories in the Star Wars universe, known for their lawlessness and diverse alien cultures.

How Outer Rim Tastes?

The Outer Rim cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet, sour, and salty. The tangy passion fruit and citrus flavors are balanced by the sweetness of the agave, while the black salt rim adds a surprising salty twist.

Interesting facts about Outer Rim

  • The Outer Rim cocktail is inspired by the Star Wars universe.
  • It's a signature drink at the Oga's Cantina in the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park.
  • The black salt rim is a unique feature of this cocktail, adding a surprising salty twist.


Silver Tequila

Using 2oz of silver tequila gives this cocktail its backbone and boozy kick without overpowering the other flavors. Too much, and the alcohol overwhelms the sweet-tart balance; too little, and the cocktail lacks depth. If you're out of silver, try a reposado for a smoother taste with a hint of oak.

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Passion Fruit Puree

The 1oz of passion fruit puree is where this cocktail gets its tropical heart. This amount balances nicely with the tequila and lime, providing a sweet and tangy profile. Skip it, and you’ll miss the cocktail's soul. Mango puree could be a substitute, but expect a different kind of sweetness.

Alex Green

Lime Juice

0.5oz of lime juice adds bright acidity, balancing the sweetness of the agave and passion fruit. Less lime juice means a sweeter drink, more lime juice could make it too tart. If you're in a pinch, lemon juice could work, but it's like substituting a violin for a cello—you'll get the notes, but the song's different.

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Agave Nectar

At 0.5oz, the agave nectar sweetens the cocktail and complements the tequila’s flavor. Too much can make the drink cloying, too little can leave it tart. Honey can step in if agave is off the shelf, but it'll bring its own floral notes to the party.

Emma Rose

Black Salt

A pinch of black salt on the rim adds a touch of minerality and an exotic look. Without it, the cocktail is still great, but you'll miss the contrast and aesthetic. No black salt? Try Himalayan pink salt for a different visual and slightly earthly flavor tweak.

Alex Green

Recipe. How to make Outer Rim Drink

  1. Rim a margarita glass with black salt.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, passion fruit puree, lime juice, and agave nectar.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.
  4. Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure all the ingredients are well combined.
  • The black salt rim not only adds flavor but also gives the cocktail a unique look. Don't skip it!

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled Shrimp: The zesty and tropical flavors of the Outer Rim cocktail complement the natural sweetness of the shrimp.
  • Fish Tacos: The citrusy notes of the cocktail balance nicely with the rich flavors in fish tacos, especially if they feature a fruit salsa.

Spicy Dishes

  • Spicy Thai Salads: The cocktail's sweetness and acidity can cut through the spice, providing a refreshing palate cleanser.
  • Jalapeño Poppers: The coolness of the tequila and passion fruit puree offers a nice counter to the heat of the peppers.


  • Lemon Sorbet: The tartness of lemon sorbet pairs beautifully with the sour components of the cocktail, creating a harmonious dessert experience.

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What you could change in Outer Rim

  • Tequila: You can substitute the silver tequila with any other type of tequila you prefer.
  • Passion Fruit Puree: If you can't find passion fruit puree, you can use a mix of orange and pineapple juice.
  • Black Salt: If you can't find black salt, you can use regular salt or skip it entirely.

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Tropical Heat

  • Substitute 0.5oz of lime juice with pineapple juice for a sweeter edge.
  • Add a small slice of jalapeño to the shaker to infuse a spicy kick.
  • This spin brings the heat to your tropical escape, offering a zing that'll dance with the passion fruit's sweetness.

Berry Rim

  • Replace black salt with a rim of crushed freeze-dried raspberries mixed with sugar.
  • The sweet and tart berries will create a summer berry blast, enhancing the fruitiness of the passion fruit.

Sunset Margarita

  • Add 0.5oz of pomegranate juice for a deep red hue and a tart edge.
  • Replace the agave nectar with simple syrup for a more neutral sweetness.
  • This variant will look as stunning as a sunset and bring a sharper tartness to the tropical notes, perfect for an evening soiree.

In case you forgot basics how to make Outer Rim

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.

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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 Outer Rim

Can I make this cocktail non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version by omitting the tequila. It won't be exactly the same, but you will get a refreshing fruity beverage.

Can I use another type of fruit puree instead of passion fruit?

Yes, but it might change the original taste of the cocktail. Mango or peach puree can be good alternatives.

What does 'shaken until frosty' mean in the recipe?

It refers to shaking the cocktail shaker until a frost forms on its surface. This often indicates that the mixture inside is well-chilled.

How can I store leftover cocktail?

You can store leftovers in the fridge in a sealed container. However, it's best served immediately after preparation.

Why is it called the 'Outer Rim' cocktail?

This cocktail is named after the Outer Rim territories in the Star Wars universe. The name reflects its intriguing and out-of-this-world flavour profile.

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