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On this question, someone in the comments pointed out that while Obi-Wan Kenobi orders drinks at bars a couple times throughout the movies, there appears to be a lack of evidence that those drinks are alcoholic at all.

Can it be confirmed whether or not Obi-Wan Kenobi has had an alcoholic beverage?

You may give an answer from Disney Canon or Legends; please specify which in your answer.

  • No, never. </headcanon> – RedCaio Sep 12 '16 at 7:25
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    There isn't any direct evidence, but it's heavily implied. The direct quote from AotC is: "Where are you going, Master?" "For a Drink." Which suggests he's going to get himself an alcoholic beverage after a long day, a pretty common trope in a lot of movies. – DisturbedNeo Sep 12 '16 at 11:02
  • @DisturbedNeo I agree. However, in the linked question, the commenter specifically required hard proof as opposed to implication. Between the two different canons I figured there should be hard evidence somewhere to prove one way or another. – DBPriGuy Sep 12 '16 at 13:00
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    Not alcohol, but there was also the incident where he accidentally ruptured some barrels containing certain "substances", and found disoriented and quite happy by Anakin. Along with the faint hint that Obi-Wan had previously drank something like "Whyren Reserve" if I recall, on Cato Neimoidia if I also recall, from the book Labyrinth of Evil if I further recall. I'm on a business trip and don't have access to my library, so can't pinpoint on the quote and dialogues. – VerpinZal Sep 12 '16 at 14:15
  • There's no good evidence that he was drinking alcohol in the bar in AotC. His drink comes from a carbonator mixer, but it also serves "non-toxic" drinks. – Valorum Sep 13 '16 at 22:24
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In Dex's diner (in Attack of the Clones) Obi-Wan drinks a beverage called "Jawa Juice", identified in the film's official novelisation as "Ardees".

With great effort, Dexter managed to squeeze himself into the seat opposite Obi-Wan. The waitress droid was back by then, setting two steaming mugs of ardees in front of the old friends.

We learn in the short story "Born in the Storm" that Jawa juice is alcoholic

So we geared up, rolled out, and there we were in the heart of Mos Eisley, getting crispy beneath all those layers of armor and this giant black bodysock, and quite frankly craving a thirst quencher, and I don’t mean the kind that actually quenches thirst. I mean the kind that dehydrates, in fact. A beverage, specifically one that frizzles, to be precise. Jawa juice, in case I wasn’t clear. I wanted a damn drink.

The fully canon Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know factbook also confirms that ardees contains fermented grains, indicating that it's an alcoholic beverage.

image of the relevant entry in the factbook, transcribed below

2. DRINK
Thirsty? Bantha-blood fizz
is a sparkling beverage
made from purified bantha
blood!
Bantha hides can
also be mashed with
fermented grains to create
the bitter drink Ardees,
aka "Jawa Juice".

  • Great find! I'd say if fermented grains cannot be interpreted as anything other than alcohol – DBPriGuy Sep 14 '16 at 3:50
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    Tofu is the curd from fermented beans and soymilk is a form of fermented bean, so there are non-alcoholic interpretations as well! – bp. Dec 31 '16 at 10:23
  • @bp. - And while that's true, I'm at a loss how you'd mash something with fermented grains and make a non-alcoholic drink other than by removing the alcohol chemically. – Valorum Dec 31 '16 at 10:40
  • I thought it was against the Jedi Code to consume alcohol? – MissouriSpartan Dec 21 '18 at 14:43
  • @MissouriSpartan - Where does it say that? – Valorum Dec 21 '18 at 14:45

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