10.30.2011

Halloween-ish Screwdrivers



Many drinks and cocktails use a layering technique not only as a key part in the presentation, but also to allow each layer to be tasted as the drink is being sipped. In order for this trick to work, you must take into consideration the density of the alcohols/mixers being used. Those with a higher density will sink right through those with lighter ones. Therefore, liquors with a lighter density, should always be used on top. The greater in the difference of the densities, the easier those drinks will be to layer. Layering drinks is something that needs to be done very slowly. To do this, place the back of a spoon against the inside of the glass. Very slowly pour the liquor over the back of the spoon, allowing the liquor to slowly fill the drink. I will do a later post on the steps and techniques of layering drinks {as I learn myself}.

A favorite liquor around Halloween is black vodka {Blavod black vodka is what you see here}. Add that to some orange juice, and you got yourself a pretty yummy  festive little screwdriver! The black and orange are perfect together and when you mix the two {which I recommend you doing before enjoying your beverage}, it gives you a creepy green color. Now, typically screwdrivers are served over ice in highball glasses. Sometimes, you just have to work with what you have on hand at the moment!





Enjoy!

~xoxo~


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