The Best Star Trek And Sci-Fi-Inspired Cocktails To Try Now

By Brent McKnight | Updated

Sci-fi movies and shows always feature really delicious-looking sci-fi cocktails. In some faraway galaxy, on some undiscovered world, or perhaps in an alternate universe, some member of a royal family is always sipping an enticing concoction.

These sci-fi cocktails are often bubbling and smoking, and sometimes the colors are even so vibrant they almost glow. Sure, if you saw that same liquid waiting for you in a glass here on Earth, you’d assume someone broke open a glow stick, dumped out the contents, and was trying to poison you. But in another world…well, that’s a different story.

Isn’t there a part of you, deep down (or maybe not so deep), that wishes you could taste these fantastic elixirs? Well, fortunately for all of us, the internet is full of geeks with similar urges, and the fine duo known as the Geek Twins has compiled a list of eight of these sci-fi cocktails, accompanied by recipes that probably won’t melt your insides.

Klingon Blood Wine: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Klingon Bloodwine is a celebrated beverage in the Star Trek universe, almost synonymous with culture of the Klingon species. This sci-fi cocktail has everything to do with victory and honor, often consumed during significant rituals and celebrations such as the induction ceremonies of the Order of the Bat’leth.

The sci-fi cocktail first appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Bloodwine is known for its potency and is usually served warm. Made from fermented blood (obviously) and sugar, meaning it’s strong, red, and will definitely get you tipsy.


1 oz. Rum, spiced (Captain Morgan’s)
1 oz. Tequila, gold (Jose Cuervo Especial)
Fill with Cranberry Juice
1 dash Grenadine
2 dashes Tabasco Sauce

Mixing Instructions

Add tabasco sauce to an ice-filled beer mug or glass.
Pour in the tequila, rum and grenadine, and fill with cranberry juice.
Shake twice and serve.

Slurm: Futurama

Futurama fans will know Slurm well. It is the sci-fi drink of choice for this crew though unfortunately is highly addictive. The drink is produced by the Slurm Worms on the planet Wormulon.

In the episode “Fry and the Slurm Factory,” which sends up Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the characters win a tour of the Slurm Factory and discover that Slurm is actually secreted by a giant worm, making it, well, not so chill. But you can try another sci-fi cocktail version of it here. No secreted worm stuff, so no worries.


2 oz. light rum
1 oz. sour apple schnapps
2 oz. pineapple juice
3 oz. 7 up.

Mixing Instructions

Pour all the ingredients into a large glass and stir

Romulan Ale: Star Trek

Want a sci-fi cocktail that’s electric blue and has pretty potent effects? Look no further than Romulan Ale from the Star Trek universe. It first appeared in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, when Captain Kirk received it as a birthday gift. Unfortunately, the fuddy duddies in the Federation banned the stuff because of their fight with the Romulans. 

In the real world, Wines That Rock has reimagined Romulan Ale as a spirit, including versions such as Romulan Ale Vodka and Romulan Ale Rye Whiskey. 

But if you want to make some on your own, look no further.


Triple sec
Blue Caracao

Mixing Instructions

Pour all the ingredients into a glass and stir

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Zaphod Beeblebrox brought us The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster in Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The sci-fi cocktail is described as the “best drink in existence,” and a tagline that will get you going is it’s like “having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.” 

You can’t get the drink’s actual ingredients here on Earth, but folks have tried their best to pile a bunch of stuff together to replicate it. Lemons and gold bricks aside, this does the trick.


1 tablespoon gin
1 tablespoon light rum
1 tablespoon vodka
1 tablespoon tequila
2 tablespoons creme de menthe liqueur
2 tablespoons Galliano
1 cup ice cubes
1 slice lemon or olive
Blue food coloring

Mixing Instructions

Combine the gin, rum, vodka, tequila, creme de menthe, Galliano and ice in the container of a blender.
Cover, and blend until slushy.
Add enough blue food coloring to make the mixture a very light sky blue.
Pour into a glass and garnish with a slice of lemon or olive.

Mudder’s Milk: Firefly

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In Firefly, one just needs to head over to Canton on Higgins’ Moon to grab some Mudder’s Milk. Apparently this sci-fi cocktail has “all the protein, vitamins, and carbs of your grandma’s best turkey dinner, plus 15 percent alcohol.” That’s good enough for us.

If you work hard on Canton, then you are going want a pint of 10 of this stuff. Get ready to roll up your sleeves though, because making Mudder’s Milk is going to take some effort.


3 “High Protein” Tiger’s Milk bars 1/3 c. unmilled, or Irish, oatmeal
1 c. sarsaparilla (unspiced, unless you are brave)
1/3 c. of the sarsaparilla (for later)
2 bottles of root beer
1 bottle of Yoo-hoo

Mixing Instructions

Unwrap and cut Tiger’s Milk bars into “pinkie-width” pieces.
Put pieces and oatmeal into bowl with sarsaparilla and stir. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Once sarsaparilla and bits are soaked overnight, take one bottle of root beer and pour into saucepan.
Heat to a simmer.
Pour in contents of soaking bowl.
Bring back to simmer, stirring until Tiger’s Milk bits soften. Take off heat.
Pour in second root beer.
When lukewarm to the touch, pour into blender and purée until smooth.
Refrigerate for at least three hours.
To serve, pour in Yoo-hoo, stir lightly, and pour into glasses.

Vitex Health Drink: Doctor Who

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Head into Pete’s World and grab yourself some Vitex or maybe even a Vitex Lite. In Doctor Who, this sci-fi cocktail helps Pete Tyler’s overall bottom line and there’s at least some chance it’s a hokum health drink. Now, you can make some of it yourself.


1 tsp Fresh or dried vitex berries
8 oz. Water
1 tsp. Honey or 1/2 tsp Mint

Mixing Instructions

Measure 1 tsp. or ¾ oz. of fresh or dried vitex berries in a cup and set aside.
Pour 8 oz. of water in a vessel and set on heat to boil.
Fill the cup containing the vitex berries with the boiled water.
Allow the berries to steep in the hot water for 10 minutes.
Add 1 tsp. of honey or a ½ tsp. of chopped fresh mint to the tea, stir and drink. Vitex tea has a peppery flavor — mixing honey and mint reduces its pungency.
Cool and serve cold

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