Greetings Time Lords and Ladies. We have arrived to the most auspicious of days during the human calendar week… the illustrious ‘hump’ day. A day not named for camels or for canines’ favorite pastime, but named for the fact that it’s at the peak of the work week. You’ve already made it half way so I ask that you give yourselves a pat or two on the back and buckle down for alas, only two more days till the weekend! Huzzah!
Well, in light of the fact that we’re over halfway there for the week – we should celebrate! Doctor Who-style of course!
Our day jobs can be just as crazy or as bizarre as traveling through time and space in a blue police box so maybe we should take the time to sit back, relax, and bask in the glow of all the stars in the universe. I propose a concoction of sorts. One that will transport you in time back to your childhood while at the same time giving you a nice energy buzz… so without further ramblings may I present our take on the Sonic Screwdriver.
“It’s been done. And over-done, before. What makes YOURS so different?!”
Oh dear viewer, you are completely right. There are dozens, if not thousands, of different recipes claiming to be the one, true Sonic Screwdriver. I won’t go into outlandish claims protesting the reasons why ours is the finest libation on all of Gallifrey. Simple put it I will say that the aroma and taste of this beverage has the powers to transport you back to your childhood because it tastes like gummi frogs. Seriously! Alcoholic, energy-packed, gummi frogs in a lovely liquid form.
It actually happened by mistake. I have a pretty good sense on what liquors go best with each other and I wanted to take the traditional version of a screwdriver and turn it all wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey. When my official taste-tester and cocktail-approving specialist tried it for the first time he took a wiff and said “This smells so familiar… I can’t place it.” So I tried it, and sat there, and tried to place it. Then it came to me… HOLY TARDIS BATMAN, I MADE A DRINK MADE FROM THE SOULS OF GUMMI FROGS. (Not kidding, those are the exact words that came out of my mouth.)
A traditional screwdriver is made up of two parts: Vodka + Orange Juice. For this recipe I really wanted to hone in on the orange while still giving it a mighty kick. The recipe is as follows and is as easy as 1, 2, 3, GERONIMO!
For this drink you will need the following: 1oz of Blue Curacao, 2oz of Blood Orange Vodka (this stuff is amazing), 3oz of quality orange juice (medium to no pulp), and just a splash of RedBull.
To make: Combine the curacao, vodka, and orange juice in a shaker with ice. Shake it like the Tardis just lost the Time Vortex. Pour into your favorite glass and top with just a splash of RedBull. Drink up and enjoy!
I absolutely love the color of this drink. It’s as green as Doctor’s sonic screwdriver and gives just as much wallop as it’s on-screen counterpart. The finished flavor is phenomenal and it has just enough kick from the RedBull to lift your spirits (both literally and metaphorically).
Traditionally, screwdrivers are served in a rocks glass with ice… but I was looking for something with a little more panache. Thus cue our only martini glass. Luckily it has an awesome swirly blue stem and I thought that it was fitting for this cocktail.
- 1oz of Blue Curacao
- 2oz of Blood Orange Vodka (Skyy)
- 3oz of premium low-pulp Orange Jice
- A splash of RedBull
- In a shaker filled halfway with ice, pour your curacao, vodka, and orange juice.
- Shake for 1 minute or until the outsides of the shaker get nice and frosty.
- Strain the contents of the shaker in to the glass of your choice.
- Pour in just a splash of RedBull.
And as always, please drink responsibly.