Yoda Soda with lightsaber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink recipe that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!
Who’s going to the premiere of the new Star Wars movie? Hmmm. It might actually be easier to ask who isn’t going to the premiere, or at least who isn’t planning on seeing it in theaters. There’s a lot of hype around the new series of Star War movies, and from what I’ve heard, they’re going to be amazing. So why not take your experience to the next level with a Star Wars themed drink, like Yoda Soda?
I wanted to make something that was fun, super easy to make for a crowd or just a single serving, and a drink that could be fun for kids or boozed up for an adult version. This drink fits the bill! I started with lime popsicles. I found mine at Trader Joe’s, but I’m sure you can find some variety of lime popsicle or lime sherbet at any major grocery store. Then I added a chunk to each glass. Proportions don’t really matter for this recipe because it’s all a matter of taste.
But wait – I couldn’t just make a lemon-lime frozen soda type drink and call it good. No. This is a Yoda Soda, and Yoda, according to the Urban Dictionary, is “the most powerful Jedi to ever grace the order. His wisdom and knowledge of the force was unmatched. His skills with the lightsaber were only equaled by the strength of his force lightning.” Therefore, lightsaber straws were necessary.
These straws were super simple to make. I just picked up a box of colored straws at Target and used the green ones. Then I cut them to the right length for the glass by snipping the bendy part and some of the length off. The lights are little finger laser lights. You can find them on Amazon or even at the Dollar Store. The ends of the lights have a little cap on them that you twist off. If the straw doesn’t fit in the end, just make a small snip about 1/8 inch long on opposite sides of the straw, and then they’ll slide right over the end of the light.
Just stick your lightsaber straws in the drinks, top with some whipped cream, green sugar if you have it, and BAM! You have just made the perfect Yoda Soda.
These drinks are perfectly sweet and taste just like a virgin margarita. They are fantastic for Star Wars fans of all ages. If you wanted to make an adult-only version, just add a little or a lot of silver tequila. YUM!
My friend Jessica from Modern Moments Designs created these awesome little signs. They’ve got the Star Wars logo on one side and Yoda Soda on the other. Aren’t they cute?
So, there you have it, the ultimate Star Wars themed drink perfect for any fan. Enjoy!
- lemon popsicles I got mine at Trader Joe's
- lemon lime soda
- whipped cream
- optional: silver tequila
- Cut popsicles into chunks. For the size glasses I used, I cut each popsicle into 4 pieces. Add to glass.
- Pour lemon lime soda over popsicle chunk and then top with whipped cream.
- If you prefer an adult version, use a 50:50 ratio of lemon lime soda with silver tequila.
- Serve with light saber straws.
If you love the Yoda Soda, you’ll be sure to love my Pomegranate Cosmopolitan.