Screaming Viking
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Screaming Viking
Cocktail recipe

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This drink was made in honour of an episode of Cheers, where they fool a professional bartender by asking for a "Screaming Viking" and the bartender has no idea what ... more This drink was made in honour of an episode of Cheers, where they fool a professional bartender by asking for a "Screaming Viking" and the bartender has no idea what that is, but the new bartender responds with "you want the cucumber bruised?" and starts to make the drink.
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Base ingredient
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Vodka
Garnish
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Cucumber
Alcohol content
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10% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Screaming Viking

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour vodka into the glass over ice, fill to the top with white grape juice and stir
Garnish with a slice of cucumber and serve
~ The vodka can be flavoured or non-flavoured. ~

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·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Screaming Viking stirred and not shaken?

The Screaming Viking is stirred instead of shaken to ensure a smooth, well-blended taste without creating too much dilution or introducing air bubbles into the drink, which can occur with shaking. This method helps to preserve the clean flavors of the vodka and white grape juice, maintaining the cocktail's intended texture and strength.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish would complement the Screaming Viking?

A suitable garnish for the Screaming Viking would be a thin slice of cucumber or a few grapes placed on a skewer. These garnishes complement the clean and crisp flavors of the drink, adding an aesthetic appeal while enhancing its overall taste profile.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Screaming Viking compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The alcohol content of the Screaming Viking is approximately 10%, which is slightly lower than that of many standard cocktails, which can range from 15% to 30% alcohol by volume. This makes the Screaming Viking a lighter option, suitable for those preferring a milder alcoholic drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another juice for white grape juice in the Screaming Viking?

Yes, you can substitute another juice for white grape juice, though it will alter the taste profile of the Screaming Viking. Apple juice or pear juice could be close alternatives that maintain the light and fruity character of the cocktail. It's recommended to choose a juice that complements the clean taste of the vodka.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Screaming Viking?

The Screaming Viking, with its elegant simplicity and light alcohol content, is well-suited for summer gatherings, brunches, or as a refreshing drink choice at afternoon events. Its crisp taste makes it an excellent option for occasions requiring a sophisticated, yet not overly strong, cocktail.

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