Slow Screw
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Slow Screw
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The Slow Screw cocktail is a fruity and potent mix that combines the clear, crisp flavor of vodka with the rich, berry-like sweetness of sloe gin, complemented by the bright ... more The Slow Screw cocktail is a fruity and potent mix that combines the clear, crisp flavor of vodka with the rich, berry-like sweetness of sloe gin, complemented by the bright citrus notes of orange juice. This vibrant cocktail usually comes served in a shot glass, making it a popular choice for a quick and flavorsome tipple. The name "Slow Screw" plays on the more traditional Screwdriver cocktail while showcasing the slow gin twist. The Slow Screw's bold flavors and simplicity in ingredients make it a straightforward choice for those looking to enjoy a classic cocktail experience.
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40% | 1.8 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Slow Screw

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a double shot glass and stir together before serving

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Slow Screw stirred and not shaken?

The Slow Screw cocktail is stirred rather than shaken to prevent over-dilution and to maintain the integrity of its flavors. Stirring gently combines the vodka, sloe gin, and orange juice, ensuring a smooth blend without introducing too much air, which could alter the texture and appearance of this classic drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for sloe gin in the Slow Screw cocktail?

Yes, if sloe gin is not available, a common substitute could be a berry-flavored liqueur or even a cherry liqueur to maintain the fruity profile that sloe gin contributes to the Slow Screw. However, keep in mind that the taste will change slightly, as each substitute has its unique flavor profile.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Slow Screw?

The Slow Screw is best served in a shot glass, chilled to enhance its flavors. Before serving, you might also consider chilling the shot glasses in the freezer for a few hours to keep the cocktail cold and refreshing from the first sip to the last.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

The Slow Screw has an alcohol content of 40%, which is relatively high for a cocktail, especially one served in a shot glass. This places it on the stronger side compared to more diluted cocktails like a classic Margarita or a Mojito, which generally have lower alcohol content because of the greater volume and presence of non-alcoholic mixers.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What are some ideal food pairings with the Slow Screw cocktail?

Given its fruity and bold flavor profile, the Slow Screw pairs well with light appetizers and snacks. Seafood dishes, especially prawns or smoked salmon, can complement its citrus notes, while spicy or tangy finger foods like buffalo wings or cheese platters could provide a nice contrast to the sweetness of the sloe gin and orange juice.

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