K'Tesh's Klingon Recipe Pages: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
K'Tesh's Klingon Recipe Pages


Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Serve these semi-authentic Non-Alcoholic drinks at your next Star Trek party.


Death is an experience best shared

Klingon Tea Ceremony: (tlhIngan Dargh Seq) Performed by two friends, this ceremony is a reminder that "death is an experience best shared" (Heghlu'DI mobbe'lu QaQqu' Hegh wanI'), and partly as a test of courage, as the tea is toxic to tlhInganpu. Without an antidote the tea would be quite deadly to a tera'ngan. ("Up The Long Ladder" [TNG])

The tea (Dargh) was made with white blossoms plucked from a branch (which to me looked like a dried cactus plant). The blossoms were placed in brass teacups (Dargh HIvje') and (presumably hot) water was added. The cups were held with both hands, and sipped like one would drink milk from a bowl.


Klingon Raktajino: Raktajino was identified as a Klingon Coffee in several episodes, but the best example was from "Trials and Tribble-ations". I do not have the official recipe, here try these mixes. The first is actually Klah which was taken from the book "The Dragonlover's Guide to PERN" based on the novels from Anne McCaffery. The second was sent by Ka'Diin Kasara of the KIDC, and the newest was sent by Kor 'a of the IKV bortaS.

I am aware that there is a company selling an expresso version of raktajino, but I do not endorse this (or any other) comercial blend at this time.

Raktajino: Klah Version

2 Tbs. Sweet ground chocolate
1/2 cup dark cocoa
3/8 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Dark Instant Coffee Crystals Ground into powder
Pinch of nutmeg

Raktajino: House of Kasara blend

1 1/2 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
6 Tbs. instant coffee
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Note: lightweight Terran friends may prefer a mix made with 3 tablespoons of instant coffee.

Makes approximately 14 servings.

For both versions mix all ingredients together, and store in airtight container.

To serve, use 3 teaspoons to 3/4 cup not-quite-boiling water. When served, the drink should be thick, much like hot cocoa

Raktajino: bortaS Blend

2 quarts of THAI TEA (at your local asian market) DOUBLE brewed!
1-2 cups sugar
sweet cream

fill your drinking container 3/4 full of Thai tea/sugar mixture, and add sweet cream to top! Enjoy!


Terran Raktajino: HEY FOLKS! The bottle of Raktajino seen in "The Art of Star Trek" is actually the bottle of one of Avery Brooks's favorite iced-coffee drinks. The Mountain-and-Leaf design seen in "The Art of Star Trek" and again in "The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide To The Future" was a convincing product of the art department at Paramount. If you read the label, you will see it is "100% Columbian", "GROWN ON THE GREEN HILLS OF EARTH", and "IMPORTED BY HARCOURT FENTON MUDD".

I have yet to find out what Avery's favorite brand is. So, if you are at a convention, and happen to ask him which one it is, let me know and Your House Will Be Blessed With The Spirit Of Kahless!

I am aware that there is a company selling an expresso version of raktajino online, but as I cannot confirm if it is Avery's favorite brand of iced-coffee, I do not endorse this (or any other) comercial blend at this time.


Sour Tea: A common cure for most stomach ailments on the Homeworld. There is a saying "Sour tea cures everything". ("Star Trek: Conversational Klingon" audio cassette)

Use equal generous parts black tea and roasted green tea (available at oriental grocery stores), boil together for 10 minutes, and add sour salt (kosher section of store) to taste.

Recipe was sent by Khaywolf who likes it cold.


Do you know what this is?

Unidentified Klingon Drink: The drink Picard considered, however briefly, drinking in the episode "Matter Of Honor".

Your choice of coffee, WITH creamer, add Pak-Choi, Ming Choi, or Swiss Chard stems. It is important to remove all trace of the green leaves. Use a clear container.


Prune Juice: (A TRUE WARRIORS DRINK) Worf's favorite drink that was introduced to him by Guinan. ("Yesterday's Enterprise" [TNG])

An alternative to prune juice is DR Pepper (its syrup is/was based on prune juice).


Water: (bIQ) A weak drink, that is composed of molecules of hydrogen and oxygen. We tlhInganpu have a saying "Drinking fake ale is better than drinking water" (tlhutlhmeH Hiq ngeb qaq law' bIQ qaq puS). Water was ordered by the Romulan defector Jarok who used a measure of temperature that was not familiar to the replicators of the Enterprise D. ("The Defector" [TNG])


Milk: Usually served with breakfast cereals, used in recipes, or consumed directly, Benny did something different... He used it to cool his forehead. ("Far Beyond The Stars" [DS9])

The milk was in an old fashioned milk bottle, complete with seal. We get a quick look in the refrigerator, but I couldn't recognize anything else inside it.


Tanagra: A ceremonial drink on Barish IV. ("Darmok" [TNG])

Like the dessert "Darmok" this was only mentioned. Here is my interpretation of the drink.

Take blood from a living bovine by shooting a small arrow into its neck. Collect blood in a gourd that has been washed with urine (to prevent spoilage) and then mix with milk

Acutely this is a recipe from the Masai tribe in Africa!


Coffee: Often ordered in the episodes of Star Trek (i.e. Kirk in "The Trouble With Tribbles" and "Trials and Tribble-ations", Picard and Crusher in "Attached". Chief O'Brien in "Armageddon Game" among MANY others)


Hot Chocolate: It is common knowledge that Deanna Troi enjoys her chocolate... even in another quantum reality where Worf is her mate. ("Parallels" [TNG])

Hot Chocolate


1 cup half-and-half or cream
2-3 oz. milk chocolate
1 tsp. butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
mini-marshmallows (optional)


Mix chocolate, butter, vanilla over low heat until smooth. SLOWLY add cream. Pour over marshmallows. (This makes a very rich drink, so if you want, use 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup cream or half-and-half.)

Makes 1 cup.


Iced coffee: Geordi enjoyed some while investigating the presumed murder of technician Aquiel Uhnari on Relay Station 47. ("Aquiel" [TNG])

Iced coffee


1 cup cooled coffee
1/4 cup milk
2 packets of sweetner


Dissolve sweetner in coffee. Pour milk over ice, then add coffee. Mix.


Macchiato: Favored by Beverly Crusher, it is an espresso with a dollop of steamed-milk foam, served in an espresso cup. ("The Chase" [TNG])


Lemonade: Just out of Starfleet Academy, Sisko was enjoying a day on the beach with friends. Sent to get some lemonade, he paused to cool his feet from the burning sands, and met Jennifer, the woman he would later marry. In another series premier, lemonade was offered to the personnel of the USS Voyager while they awaited processing. ("Emissary" [DS9], "The Caretaker" [VGR])



6 lemons
1 cup sugar
8 cups ice water
1 cup boiling water


Squeeze juice from lemons into a bowl. Set lemon rinds aside; strain lemon juice into a large pitcher. Add sugar and ice water; stir until sugar is dissolved. Set aside. Place lemon rinds in a bowl and add boiling water. Let stand until water is cold. Discard rinds, add water to pitcher and stir well. Refrigerate until well chilled.

Makes 2-1/2 Quarts
Recipe from
Flora's Recipe Hideout


Orange Juice: Jake Sisko often has a large glass for breakfast. I highly doubt that the replicator would produce "From Concentrate" So use fresh squeezed.


Spinach Juice with a touch of Pear: A drink Tom Paris introduced to Kes, which she ordered while discussing the crew's treatment of the EMH with the captain. ("Eye of the Needle" [VGR])


Chiraltan Tea: Ordered instead of raktajino by Sisko while he was enraptured by the projection of another man's wife. ("Second Sight" [DS9])


Daren Herbal Tea, Blend Number 3

Daren Herbal Tea Blend Number 3, Hot: Rather than drinking a stimulant (earl grey tea) at 3 AM, try this herbal blend. If you don't like it, there are seven other blends programmed into the replicator, your bound to like one of them. ("Lessons" [TNG])

Picard didn't appear to enjoy this particular blend, but later while dining with Beverly, he stated that he found an herbal blend programmed into the replicator. It appeared to me that they were eating a chicken dish with wild rice and steamed broccoli. There also appeared to be a plate with red grapes at the table.


Earl Grey Tea (hot): Picard's favorite. The tera'ngan Captain of the Enterprise D, commented that the sisters of the late Duras prepared excellent tea ("Redemption Pt. 1" [TNG])

Earl Grey gets its unusual flavor from oil of bergamot, made from the peel of the Canton orange. It has a China black orange pekoe tea base, and its long-rolled leaves have been sprayed with oil of bergamot, a citrus plant from Sicily. Steep at a water temperature just below boiling.

The tea can be ordered from Holy Mountain Trading Company where the description was taken from.


Ginger Tea, 80°C: Served to Admiral Kennelly, for his Cardassian virus. Used by Captain Picard's Aunt Adele to treat the common cold. The virus served to expose his plot with the Cardassians. ("Ensign Ro" [TNG])

Ginger Tea


1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh ginger
6 cups water
2 Tbs. honey or brown sugar
lemon wedges for garnish if desired


In a saucepan simmer ginger and water 20 minutes, or more for stronger tea. Add honey or sugar and strain tea through a sieve set over a teapot.

Serve hot (80°C), garnished with lemon wedges.

Makes about 4 cups.
Recipe from
Epicurious Food


Instant Ice Tea: White Rose Instant Red Tea, mixed with water forms an appalling drink that no self respecting Englishman (H.G. Well included) would consume. ("Far Beyond The Stars" [DS9])

I higly doubt that there was such a brand name in the 1950's, I suspect that the art department was being clever again.


Jestral Tea: Ordered by a frustrated Lwaxana Troi, it was served with pertrokian sausage during a malfunction of the replicators caused by nitrium metal parasites. ("Cost of Living" [TNG])

This one can be fun, simply take your choice of tea (I recommend inexpensive teas found at your supermarket), and place pre-cooked sausage links inside the cup. Serve with some tea spilled on the saucer, and blame it on your "never being able to get these stupid replicators to work".


Jumja Tea: A favorite of Intendant Kira Nerys, made from the sweet sap of the jumja tree. ("Crossover" [DS9])


Lapsang Souchong Tea: A favorite of Helena Rozhenko. ("New Ground" [TNG])

Lapsang Souchong is a smoked tea with a distinctive flavor from the mountains of northern Fujian province of China (earth). The tea leaves are withered and dried over pine wood fires, and become thick, glossy, coral black strips, slightly curled. They produce an infusion that is whiskey-like in appearance with a unique aroma. This tea is often used in "Russian Caravan" blends. It is drunk with or without sugar and milk. Steep at a water temperature just below boiling.

The tea can be ordered from Holy Mountain Trading Company where the description was taken from.


Mint Tea: Perrin asked for some while aboard the Enterprise, she also noted that the Vulcans have something that they call mint, but it is not the same. ("Unification, Part I" [TNG])

Mint Tea


1 1/2 Tbs. black tea (4-5 tea bags)
4 1/2 cups water
10 sprigs spearmint
1/2 cup sugar


Boil 4 1/2 cups water. Using hot tap water, rinse out the teapot to heat it up. Plase tea leaves (or tea bags) in the teapot and pour in 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir the tea gently and then pour the water out.

Add mint sprigs and sugar to the pot and pour in the remaining boiling water (4 cups). Steep for 7-8 minutes. Stir the mixture occasionally to dissolve the sugar and to push the mint down into the water.

To serve, remove the sprigs of mint. If using tea bags, remove them also. Using a strainer, pour the sweetened tea into your best china and serve.

Serves: 4
Recipe from
Creative Seasoning Network


Red Leaf Tea: A choice of Gul Dukat and of Dr. Julian Bashir. "Civil Defense" [DS9] and "Inquisition" [DS9] respectively.


Altair Water: McCoy wasn't quite himself when he ordered this rather than his usual poison at a bar on Earth while attempting to book passage to the Genesis Planet. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)


Milk, Warm, A Dash Of Nutmeg: I don't know if you've had any rest in the past or the future, but if you haven't had any in the present, (along with 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep) this is the prescription for you! ("All Good Things" [TNG])


Root Beer: A vile, cloy and bubbly beverage offered by Quark to Garrak. Also a favorite hu-mon beverage of Nog. ("The Way of The Warrior" [DS9])

My favorite, if you can find it is Henry Weinhard's (GOOD STUFF!), but now I have a recipe for making it by scratch.

Root Beer


2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp.dry yeast
1 qt. hot water
1/2 cup warm water
4 tsp. root beer extract


Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Dissolve sugar in 1 quart hot water mix together dissolved yeast, sugar and root beer extract in a gallon jar.

Fill jar with warm water and stir until all ingredients are well combined.

Cover jar set in warm sun for 4 hours. The root beer will be ready to drink the next day. Chill before serving

Recipe from
Flora's Recipe Hideout


Root Beer Float: A tera'ngan beverage suggested by a Rotarin crewmember for Alexander Rozhenko ("Sons and Daughters" [DS9])

A glass of root beer, with a lump of ice-cream


Fruit Punch: Offered by Guinan to Samuel Clemens during his comments on the values of oysters. On Kes's second birthday, the Doctor was serving punch in the holodeck. ("Time's Arrow, Part I" [TNG], "Twisted" [VGR])

Fruit Punch


30 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
30 cups cranberry juice cocktail
11 1/4 cups orange juice
11 1/4 cups club soda
ice cubes
lime slices


Chill ingredients then combine in a punch bowl just before serving.

Recipe from
Flora's Recipe Hideout


Hot Fish Juice: Cardassian breakfast drink of choice. Arne Darvin, agent and saboteur detested the stuff. ("Trials and Tribble-ations" [DS9])

Drain cans of tuna (packed in water) into a mug and heat...ugh


Sluggo Cola: Containing 43% live algae in every bottle, this beverage is claimed to be the slimiest beverage in the galaxy, and can help Ferengi females to maintain their teeth a shade of green. ("Profit And Lace" [DS9])

The bottle appears to be a smaller version of a common imported bottle that can be found in many import stores. The beverage itself was almost fluorescent green (about the color of many commercial slime products)


Tang: Tang deserves an honorable mention here. It has actually been in space...Have you?


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Klingon Tea Ceremony
Klingon Raktajino
Terran Raktajino
Sour Tea
Unidentified Drink
Prune Juice
Hot Chocolate
Iced Coffee
Orange Juice
Spinach Juice w/Pear
Chiraltan Tea
Daren Herbal Tea
Earl Grey Tea
Ginger Tea
Instant Iced Tea
Jestral Tea
Jumja Tea
Lapsang Souchong Tea
Mint Tea
Red Leaf Tea
Altair Water
Warm Milk
Root Beer
Root Beer Float
Fruit Punch
Hot Fish Juice
Sluggo Cola

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