by Disney Magic Diva
The Cliff Dweller is a non-alcoholic drink straight from Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Obviously, creatures of all species gather at Oga’s Cantina, so the Cliff Dweller would be an ideal choice to serve at any gathering. It’s sure to please everyone!
Disney Parks recently shared the recipe as part of their #DisneyMagicMoments and in celebration of the first anniversary of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can also find it in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook (A really fun gift for any Star Wars fan! #ad)
Cliff Dweller Recipe:
- 3 oz orange juice
- 3 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz lime juice
- ½ oz hibiscus grenadine
- 1 oz cream of coconut
- 1 oz ginger ale
- Combine orange, pineapple, and lime juices; grenadine; and cream of coconut in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake well and pour over fresh ice in a tall glass. Top with ginger ale. Serves 1.
We tried the Cliff Dweller at a family dinner recently. Suffice it to say, it was a HUGE hit! All the grandkids loved the sweet citrus flavor. The adults also gave it glowing reviews, although we all agreed it was rather sweet. The flavors of the citrus juices combine very well together. When you add the grenadine there’s a beautiful mixture of red and orange. Finally, when you splash the ginger ale on top, you’ll get a slight bubbly foam that delighted the kids.
Some tips from our experience:
- We didn’t have hibiscus grenadine, so we used Rose’s Original Grenadine. Beautiful red color and delicious!
- We didn’t have a cocktail shaker and so we tried to improvise by holding one Solo cup inverted over another to create a shaker. Not a good plan. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, just stir the juices before pouring over ice and adding the ginger ale.
- Proportions are important. Use a jigger or some other measuring device.
- If you’d like an adult beverage, try adding vodka (or your favorite spirit) to the finished drink. We found it helped take away a little of the sugary taste.
- We tripled the recipe to make multiple drinks at a time. Mixing it was rather time-consuming, so if you’re serving a larger group you may want to mix the juices ahead of time and store in a pitcher. You could then pour over ice and just add ginger ale when you are ready to serve.
- If you want a pretty layered look, add the orange, pineapple, and lime juice, then the cream of coconut, and finally the grenadine. (yeah, we tried a few options!)
- At Oga’s Cantina, you can order the Cliff Dweller in an adorable souvenir porg mug. We obviously couldn’t do that at home, but we could still enjoy our drink with a porg!
The Cliff Dweller was certainly a crowd-pleaser for our family. It was a fun and festive way to relive our visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, speculate on what might be happening in the upcoming season of The Mandalorian, and just generally spark conversation and memories of not only Star Wars but also all our memories of prior Disney vacations. Until we can travel again to Batuu, we’ll definitely be enjoying more Cliff Dwellers. We highly recommend it!
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