Sloe Screw

Shake all ingredients briefly with ice cubes.  Pour unstrained into the serving glass.  Top with more ice if necessary.  Garnish with an orange slice.

Prep Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Category Tropical
Tags 1969-1990 (Dark Ages), Morning
Proof 23
Strength 1.1 standard drinks
Glass Highball Glass
Temp Cold

This variation of the Screwdriver is itself the base for many other drinks.  It probably came about during the cocktail Dark Ages of the 1970's and 80's when juicy drinks and fern bars ruled.  I am not much of a sloe gin fan (I OD'd on some of the cheap stuff in college) because up until recently all the sloe gin was low quality, bottom shelf crap.  But along with the cocktail revival has come a few quality sloe gins you can get now including one from The Bitter Truth.

So it might be a good idea to go back to the Sloe Screw and it's related drinks to see what happens with quality ingredients.  I leave this to the reader as I have dozens of other drinks on my review list.  But here is a list of the many variations you can also try should you get your hands on some good sloe gin.  Use the same technique as the Sloe Screw recipe on this page - all variations have 3 ounces of orange juice. 

We are trying where possible to keep a full one ounce of vodka (or Tequila) in the drink so it is not overly sweet.  But these drinks are still going to be pretty sweet.  If you want to try to tone that down, add a dash or two of orange bitters.

Sloe Comfortable Screw

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz sloe gin
  • 1/2 oz Southern Comfort

Sloe Comfortable Screw Against the Wall

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz sloe gin
  • 1/2 oz Southern Comfort
  • top with 1/2 oz Galliano

Sloe Comfortable Fuzzy Screw Against the Wall

  • 3/4 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz peach schnapps
  • 1/2 oz sloe gin
  • 1/2 oz Southern Comfort
  • float 1/2 oz Galliano

Sloe Comfortable Screw Between the Sheets

  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz brandy
  • 1/2 oz rum
  • 1/2 oz sloe gin
  • 1/2 oz Southern Comfort

Sloe Comfortable Screw Against the Wall Mexican Style

  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1/2 oz sloe gin
  • 1/2 oz Southern Comfort

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