Monday, April 19, 2010

Sonic Screwdriver Cocktail

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).
  • 1 1/2 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
  • 6 oz Clear Lemon-Lime Soda
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.

8 comments:

Emilly ladybird April 20, 2010 at 1:01 AM  

Tastes like fruit cocktail and cream mmmm

nerdgirl27 April 14, 2011 at 1:57 AM  

I’m planning a series 6 premiere and came up with some UH-MAZING “Sonic” Screwdriver cocktails…thought I’d share. They all keep with the citrus theme of the original screwdriver drink and I think they really fit the characters. 10 is definitely my fav! :D

10 - light fizzy and fun, but packs a punch too
1 shot blue curacao
1 shot 99 bananas
½ sprite
½ vodka

11 - original, smooth and cool, like bowties, fezzes and stetsons
1 shot blue curacao
½ orange juice
½ vodka

River Song - Red Setting - sultry and mysterious with a kick
1 shot grenadine
1/4 Orange energy drink
1/4 red grapefruit juice
1/2 vodka
add red food coloring

Burke May 5, 2011 at 3:25 PM  

Vodka and orange soda...that's a sonic screwdriver. That fruity blue thing up there? You should call that the TARDIS.

scQue814 May 16, 2011 at 5:08 AM  

There is a convention in the field of bartending that drinks called "Sonic" contain equal parts Tonic, Club Soda and Lemon-Lime soda. Not only would updating your above lend the cocktail more credibility, but it would also allow it to glow under black-light!

To be fair, someone else had already posted their version online back in the summer of 2009. (Theirs had an optional addition of banana liqueur to give it that "Jones Blue Bubblegum soda" flavor.) But to stick to convention of naming cocktails, the drink should contain VODKA, OJ, BLUE CURACAO (for color) and TONIC, CLUB & LEMON-LIME SODAS

scQue814 May 16, 2011 at 5:10 AM  

(Btw: I prefer mine with Vanilla vodka, too!)

scQue814 May 19, 2011 at 2:47 AM  

(Btw: I prefer mine with Vanilla vodka, too!)

Burke May 19, 2011 at 2:47 AM  

Vodka and orange soda...that's a sonic screwdriver. That fruity blue thing up there? You should call that the TARDIS.

Emilly ladybird May 19, 2011 at 2:47 AM  

Tastes like fruit cocktail and cream mmmm

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