Time for a Star Trek drink recipe. I shared one for Star Wars Day last month, so to maintain the balance it seems only natural. Plus, this drink is cool and refreshing. It’s just what we need for the summer. If you aren’t a hard-core fan, let me provide some back story on this drink called tranya.
Tranya is a drink first introduced in The Original Series. An alien named Balok serves it to Captain Kirk and members of his crew in the episode The Corbomite Maneuver. In the episode, it appears to be little more than a drink that is orange. Not too descriptive.
Later, during the Deep Space Nine series, it is the favorite drink of Jadzia Dax and served in Quark’s Bar regularly. It can be served cold or hot.
With little to go on but a handful of recipes made by other fans, I decided that it would be easy enough to create my own recipe. To explore, so to say. To boldly go.
This recipe is easy to follow and whips up in no time.
Star Trek drink recipe: Tranya
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup honey
- 6 1/2 cups water, roughly
- ice cubes (optional)
- Combine the juices and honey in a pot on the stove top. Heat the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the honey has dissolved. It doesn’t need to be very hot and it definitely shouldn’t boil.
- Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then pour it in your favorite pitcher. I use a 2-quart plastic one. If you have one slightly larger or smaller, you should be able to follow this recipe as-is. If your pitcher is much different in size, you may want to change the measurements.
- Fill the pitcher about half way with water and stir to combine. If you are adding ice, now is the time to do it. This will cool the drink quickly. Fill the pitcher the rest of the way up with water.
Serve cold, over ice if you like.
To make the hot version, add a few spoonfuls to a mug of hot black tea.
Since many of the popular Star Trek drink recipes include alcohol, this is a kid-friendly alternative that adults will enjoy too. Of course, feel free to add alcohol if you prefer. You can also sub sparkling water for some or all of the water to make this bubbly.