Blue milk first appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the first installment in the original trilogy. Luke drinks it during a meal in his home on the moisture farm on Tatooine, no big deal. Not even a hint of blue mustache, unfortunately.
According to Star Wars Fandom, blue milk, also known as Bantha milk, is also used in ice cream, butter, yogurt, and of course in blue milk custard. It is widely available on Outer Rim planets such as Tatooine, Lothal, and Lah’mu.
Mark Hamill was not a fan of its taste: “Oily and sweet and euch! Triggered your gag reflex. But I said, ‘Look – if they gave me blue milk, you bet I’m going to drink it on camera, because what other chance am I going to get?’ So there’s an indication that I’m an underrated actor – I gulped it and acted like I liked it without vomiting.” Bravo!
Green milk made an appearance in a much later film, The Last Jedi (though it wasn’t the milk that killed him…or was it?). Green milk comes from thala-sirens, which we know because we literally see him milking one’s teat and drinking it down thirstily on the spot. The good news is it must have tasted slightly better this time around; according to Hamill, the green milk was coconut milk that was colour graded in post production.
You may have heard that Disney World (and Disney Land) have very recently opened up Star Wars wings in their theme parks called Galaxy’s Edge. Inside, you will find a milk bar, serving both blue and green milk, and you know the first thought through my head was “I’m making Sean drink that!” If you’re reading this around the time it was posted, now would be a good time to head over to our Twitter feed (@AssholeMovies) to see this thing go down live.
Actually, there’s little to fear from Disney’s blue milk, other than the price. Neither comes from any earthly animal, but instead have somehow been extracted from the tiny tits of coconuts and rice. Blue milk tastes of dragonfruit, pineapple, watermelon, and lime while green milk tastes like orange, passionfruit, orange blossom, and grapefruit and they’re served frozen, sorta like a milkshake.
If milk doesn’t quite do it for you, you can bypass the milk bar and head straight for Oga’s Cantina, much like the spot where we first met Han Solo. As you might have guessed, Oga’s is run by Oga Garra, a Blutopian. The Cantina is found in Black Spire Outpost on planet Batuu near Smuggler’s Alley, which is all recreated on Disney property for fans to enjoy. Pilot droid RX-24 is the cantina’s DJ and he’ll be spinning tunes for Disney guests as they order from a weird selection of drinks like the Fuzzy Tauntaun, the Jedi Mind Trick, and of course, the Blurrgfire, for which the establishment is known.
Update: Watch Sean build a custom droid and drink along with us as we visit Oga’s Cantina:
Ugh. I want to go so badly.
Well if I ever feel the need to watch a Star Wars movie ( unlikely as rocking horse poo) I will just revisit this post and watch the Mark Hammil green milk gif and be put back to rights. Urk.
Green milk… I’m pretty sure even St. Patty’s day doesn’t justify such commitment 🤢
The Disney drinks sound pretty good actually. That last photo reminds me of cocktails found in an L.A. restaurant called Trader Vic’s. It was an institution. It’s since been closed but they had exotic cocktails in equally exotic glasses. It’d be interesting to know if that’s where Lucas got the idea from? A stretch maybe.
I know that Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes are pretty much stuck on Tattooine but I’m a little disappointed that there’s not a Bith band in Oga’s Cantina.
I’m slightly less disappointed that the green milk Luke drinks in The Last Jedi was colour-graded in post. Come on, they couldn’t add a little food colour to some coconut milk?
Well maybe hey hadn’t quite landed on green yet? Do you think it required a big team meeting?
Emegherd! You’re drinking liquefied porg brainz! … um … what did they taste like? … you know … asking, um, for a friend.
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Aw, isn’t he cute?
ohmygodohmygodohmygod!!!!! … the sets!! … the animatronics!!! … the robot build!!! … the DRINKS!!! … 😀 😀 😀