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"The Fizzle is most commonly recognized for the edible green orbs floatin' in it. Burstin' with fruity flavor, they give the drink a unique texture that you won't forget, even after a few too many rounds."
―Strono Tuggs, The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook[src]

The Photon Fizzle was a fizzy, fruity cocktail characterized by the edible green orbs floating in it. In the days of the Galactic Republic, it was commonly found at diners on the Core Worlds, such as Dex's Diner on Coruscant. Although popular, some beings regarded the Photon Fizzle as lacking in sophistication. Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs published a recipe for it in The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook.

Description[]

"You ain't gonna find a Photon Fizzle bein' served on a fancy yacht on Vandor, but even though this popular beverage ain't quite as sophisticated as some of the other cocktails on the list, it'll get the job done just the same."
―Strono Tuggs, The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook[src]

The Photon Fizzle was a carbonated cocktail with edible, fruity-flavored green orbs that floated in it, giving the fizzy alcoholic drink a unique texture. The Photon Fizzle was a popular beverage in the Core Worlds, but because it was considered by some beings to lack sophistication, it was unlikely to be served in certain locations, such as aboard luxury yachts of[1] the sparsely-settled frontier planet[3] Vandor. The Artiodac species could consume Photon Fizzles.[1]

History[]

A vat full of premixed Photon Fizzle, ready to be served to customers at Dex's Diner

In the days of the Galactic Republic, the Photon Fizzle was commonly served in diners within the Core of the galaxy, including on the ecumenopolis-covered planet Coruscant. The drink was usually premixed in large vats for ease of distribution by WA-7 waitress droids.[1] At Dex's Diner, Dexter Jettster's establishment in CoCo Town on Coruscant, it was available for 1.7 credits per serving.[2] In 22 BBY,[4] Jettster had a ready-to-serve vat of the drink behind his counter on the day that Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi visited to ask him about a Kamino saberdart.[5]

In 34 ABY,[6] the Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs published his recipe for the cocktail in his cookbook The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook. His version sweetened the beverage with Dagobah Slug Syrup, a syrup that he created as a substitute for the saccharine slime secreted by the swamp slugs[1] native to the swamp planet Dagobah.[7] Although a being could become intoxicated by imbibing a large amount of the beverage, Tuggs claimed that the drink's distinctive texture would not be forgotten afterward.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

In the new Star Wars canon, a drink that first appeared in the 2002 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones,[5] was identified as a photon fizzle in the 2015 children's book What is a Wookiee?, an updated reprint of the 2005 edition written by Laura Buller and Kate Simkins.[2] The name was misspelled as "photo fizzle" in the 2018 reference book Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition, written by Pablo Hidalgo and David Reynolds.[8]

Its name became capitalized in the 2019 cookbook, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, written by Marc Sumerak and Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, which includes an out-of-universe Photon Fizzle recipe. In the recipe, boba pearls are steeped for an hour in green food coloring gel and Dagobah Slug Syrup, then the green boba is placed in the bottom of a glass. A portion of the previously used syrup, gin, and fresh lime juice are shaken with ice, then the chilled mixture is strained into the glass and topped off with ginger beer.[1]

In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the photon fizzle originated via mention in "The Lost Prince,"[9] the fifth episode of the animated series Star Wars: Droids, which first aired on October 5, 1985.[10]

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