Wyoming Eclipse Food and Drink

While the total solar eclipse will make its way across Wyoming's big beautiful sky on Monday, August 21, 2017, several businesses in the Cowboy State are celebrating this celestial event by creating special eclipse-themed food and drinks. To help you taste the best of Wyoming while you're here to see the total solar eclipse, we've rounded up the best places to tickle your taste buds on these mouth-watering dishes, drinks and libations. 

1. Located within the path of totality, Backwards Distilling Company in Casper created a Solar Corona (in collaboration with Teton Distributing and Yellowstone Garage) that features their 307 Vodka Eclipse Edition. It's incredibly refreshing and easy to make in large quantities. In addition, Backwards is featuring a cocktail menu that corresponds with the sequence of the eclipse on August 21 with highlights that include Eclipse Chasers (cold brew coffee, fresh OJ, muddled blueberries, Tiki Bitters), First Contact (307 Eclipse Edition Vodka, house made pineapple lemonade and house-made grenadine), Corona (milkcan cinnamon moonshine, pineapple juice, lemon juice, vanilla, bitters) and Syzgy (sword swallower rum, muddled blueberries, muddled lime and simple syrup). 

2. Home to one of the most scenic brewery locations in Wyoming, Ten Sleep Brewing Co. (in Ten Sleep, Wyoming), has created a Total Blackout Stout in honor of the total solar eclipse. This dark, earthy stout aligns perfectly with the 99.2 percent partial solar eclipse that Ten Sleep will experience. 

3. Wyoming Whiskey, located in Kirby, Wyoming, has created an Eclipse Edition Small Batch Bouron. This special 26-barrel batch has notes of toffee and burnt orange which complement the traditional caramel and vanilla flavor profile. 

4. Situated in downtown Rock Springs, Bitter Creek Brewing has a specialty Eclipse Beer that pairs perfectly with their lunch and dinner offerings. 

5. Between Greybull and Worland is the small town of Basin, home to Copper Corner Cafe and Cabin Brew. In honor of the eclipse, Copper Corner Cafe is serving up blackberry sundaes and chocolate eclipse pies while Cabin Brew has an Eclipse Moon Mocha which is dark chocolate with white coffee. An added bonus: it's good hot or cold. 

6. Anchoring the northeast corner of the state, and where a partial solar eclipse will be viewable, is the city of Gillette, home to  Gillette Brewing Company and Big Lost MeaderyThe GBCO Shot in the Dark is made like an Irish car bomb and combines Gillette Brewing Company's Tall Canyon Porter and the Ghost Rider Golden Ale to create the 97 percent darkness that will be seen in Gillette during the eclipse. Meanwhile, Big Lost Meadery is serving up Fight in the Shade which is a Black Minder Mead, caramelized honey syrup and ginger beer over ice. 

7. Katie's Cakery, located in the path of totality in Riverton, Wyoming, is offering a variety of eclipse-themed menu items Of note: moon bites (bite-sized raspberry macaroon cookie sandwiches with a lemon buttercream). Plus, they have the appearance of a solar eclipse with a hand-painted golden sunburst on each cookie. They are also offering total eclipse cupcakes—in Heavenly white, sinful chocolate and red velvet—decorated with white chocolate ganache and a gold-sprinkled rim. 

8. Located in Jackson and within the path of totality, Jackson Hole Haagen-Daz and Jackson Hole Winery are featuring eclipse-themed wine and treats. Jackson Hole Haagen-Daz shop is featuring two special eclipse-themed desserts—a brownie cookie ice cream sandwich (with mango sorbet inside) and a sundae with mango sorbet covered with Belgian chocolate—while Jackson Hole Winery has an eclipse-themed wine called Solar Eclipse.  

9. English Muffin Bakery & Espresso in Hudson will have an entire eclipse menu from August 17 to 24, with dishes that include Embrace the Darkness (a berry-flavored ice cream that is black), Darkened Sunset (traditional breakfast dish), The Shadow Walker (a BLT-inspired sandwich) and Celestial Souffle. Plus, they will be giving away 1,000 pairs of eclipse glasses with the eclipse-themed meals.

10. Home to a nearly 96 percent eclipse, Sheridan, Wyoming, has a variety of eclipse-themed dishes being served up, including the PO News & Flagstaff Café, Bonafide Food Truck, Java Moon, Golden Rule Grocers and Luminous Brew House. At Bonafide Food Truck, you’ll find food that includes the dark star burrito, total eclipse (sausage moon over cheddar potatoes and star eggs and bacon) and blacked steak and eggs, where Java Moon has the appropriately named Java Moon Pie. Plus, you can quench your thirst with the No Sol Saison from Luminous Brew House or sip the Weston Wineries 307 Eclipse Wines.

And if you can’t make it to Wyoming to watch the total solar eclipse or taste these eclipse-themed food and drinks, you can make your own Great American Eclipse Burger courtesy of this recipe from the Wyoming Beef Council. Directions: grill burgers to 106 degrees. On the bottom half of your bun, layer on your favorite burger sauces: mayo, honey mustard and ketchup. Using a toothpick, draw from center of the bun outward to mingle the sauces and create a ring of fire. On the top half of your bun, layer a slice of cheese and broil to melt. Add a handful of your favorite greens and enjoy.