Double Screw
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Double Screw
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The Double Screw is a classic vodka-based cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. It combines the smoothness of vodka with the refreshing taste of orange juice, making it a ... more The Double Screw is a classic vodka-based cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. It combines the smoothness of vodka with the refreshing taste of orange juice, making it a crowd-pleaser among cocktail enthusiasts. The origin of this cocktail is disputed, with some claiming it was invented as a twist on the popular Screwdriver in the 1960s, while others say it first appeared in the 1980s as a variation of the screwdriver. Regardless of its origin, the Double Screw has gained popularity for its delicious and easy-to-drink flavor profile. The combination of the clear and crisp notes of vodka with the sweetness of orange juice creates a well-balanced and satisfying taste. It is commonly served chilled in a highball glass, with the orange juice topped up to add a vibrant color to the drink. Whether enjoyed as a brunch cocktail or a refreshing evening drink, the Double Screw is a timeless classic that will never go out of style.
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8% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Double Screw

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a highball glass add 3-4 ice cubes
Pour in the vodka and top up with orange juice
Stir and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute vodka in a Double Screw with another type of alcohol?

Yes, you can substitute vodka with another clear spirit like gin for a different twist on the flavor profile. However, this will change the cocktail's character, so the substitution should be chosen based on personal taste preferences.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for a Double Screw?

A slice of orange or a twist of orange peel makes an excellent garnish for a Double Screw, enhancing the orange juice's citrus notes. You could also add a maraschino cherry for a touch of color and sweetness.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Double Screw?

The Double Screw is best served cold in a highball glass. Fill the glass with ice, add the vodka, top up with orange juice, and stir gently. This keeps the drink well chilled and enhances its refreshing qualities.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Double Screw compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 8%, the Double Screw is moderately strong, making it lighter in alcohol than cocktails like the Margarita or Martini, but stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa or a Spritz.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Double Screw?

The citrusy and refreshing profile of a Double Screw pairs well with light appetizers, seafood dishes, and salads. The acidity of the orange juice can complement grilled fish or a fresh ceviche beautifully.

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