Angry Screwdriver

July 13, 2010 (Day 164) — Angry Screwdriver

(This is a personal play off the classic Campari Orange cocktail).

Jenn and I started a hardcore physical training program Monday, so I’ve kind of been mulling over the idea of a “healthy” cocktail. I know, I know. You hardcore fitness junkies will be quick to point out that alcohol is “empty” calories. But there’s no way on God’s green earth that I’m giving up a high-quality cocktail in the evening, so they’re empty calories I’ll simply take.

Anyway, after some mulling it over, and staring at some booze bottles in my bar, I decided to play around with the classic Screwdriver, and combine it with the Campari Orange.

Angry Screwdriver

2 oz vodka

1 oz Campari

2 oz orange juice

Tonic water to top

Build your drink in a chilled rocks glass filled with ice. Serve while still fizzy.

This is a bright and flavorful drink that’s a lot more complex (read: more flavors) than your standard Screwdriver. So, why call it an Angry Screwdriver? Well, the Campari adds its distinctive bitterness and redness. Get it? Bitter. Red faced.

Anyway, it’s an enjoyable, if not outstanding summer drink.

(We froze one overnight and then let it thaw until it was a slushy-like consistency. That’s pretty good too).


— Mark

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