An Avatar cocktail for Oscar night 2010

This year, serve Pandora Elixir, a martini inspired by the blockbuster's 3D paradise

Avatar martini: Pandora Elixir

This year's Oscar-night cocktail: The Pandora Elixir

Thomas J. Story

Pandora, Avatar's lush 3D otherworld, is a forest paradise brimming with mysterious plants, flowers, and sentient trees. In one scene, Neytiri gives Jake a round fruit that looks similar to our passion fruit, a key flavor in this new cocktail we created for Oscar night (March 7 this year). We imagine if there were a bar on Pandora, this would be its signature drink. ― Amy Machnak, Sunset recipe editor

Pandora Elixir
Serves: 2
Time: 5 minutes
Note: If you like, make this drink with other juices―passion fruit, orange juice, or guava-guava―for a colorful mix.


Put 1 cup ice in a cocktail shaker. Add juice concentrate, lime leaf, lime juice; shake well to blend. Strain into 2 martini glasses, dividing evenly. Top each glass with 2 tbsp. soda water. Serve with a lime wedge as garnish.

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