Monday, April 19, 2010
While looking for something to see us through another podcast recording, something to "triplicate the flammability" of a bottle of port, we came across this: The "Sonic Screwdriver". Apparently invented by Liz Mulhern of Omaha Nebraska, as a "companion" drink to go along with "her favorite TV show".
This recipe stays true (flavor wise) to the standard highball Screwdriver (Vodka and OJ, Tegan's tipple of choice at the garden party in Black Orchid) but utilizes Vanilla Vodka for sweetness, Blue Curacao for orange flavor, and clear lemon/lime soda instead of the juice (to keep the blue color of the Curacao and that important citrus taste). The end result is still a (rather palatable) orangey flavored vodka drinkie, but it's now sweeter, bubbly, and a striking blue color that matches the business end of the 2005-2010 instrument in question (plus generates a suitable buzz).
Half-fill a clear 12 oz. glass with ice. Pour 1.5 oz Vanilla Vodka, 1.5 oz of Blue Curacao, and a 6 oz. slosh of that CLEAR lemon/lime soda, over the ice. Stir a bit. Add paper question mark umbrella. Enjoy.
It tastes pretty good, but we're gonna experiment a bit and we'll let you know how it goes. There's more than one Sonic Screwdriver (we're already gettin' ideas for 'Fury from the Deep') so there's space for 'experimentation'. If anyone gives this a go themselves, or any other Who cocktails, send us a photo and we'll try out your recipe on one of the podcasts ;-)
If you're curious, there's a 'Book of Lists' worthy collection of Boozy Whos from episodes up on Wikipedia.