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50 ml Sake, 150 ml Orange Juice
Mix the two ingredients in a mixing tin with ice and pour into a highball glass with 3 ice cubes. Serev chilled.
The Sake Screwdriver is good drink to get you acquainted to the subtle joys of sake, but could perhaps do with an extra kick. The cocktail is also a good option for lovers of the Screwdriver cocktail who fancy a unique twist to their preferred cocktail.
Sake has become increasingly popular in the UK with the growth of Japanese restaurants and themed bars. Sake is sometimes referred to as “rice wine” although this can be a bit confusing, as its production is more akin to beer as it is essentially made by brewing grain.
The Sake Screwdriver originates from the classic Screwdriver cocktail, which is a firmly established classic in the cocktail arena. The Screwdriver is combination of vodka and fresh orange juice served up in a highball, sometimes garnished with a slice of orange. The Screwdriver appeared in popular literature as early as 1938 but its actual creation is debatable. Some argue that it was created as a part of a marketing campaign for Smirnoff Vodka, in attempt to find a trendy way for younger consumers to partake in their product. Others contend it was actually invented by American aviators.