The Screaming Viking is one of those drinks that didn't exist until a TV character ordered it - think the Flaming Homer/Moe
. In this instance it was the first episode of the sixth season of Cheers. This was the drink that everyone ordered and Woody made to win a bet and save both his and Sam's jobs (read the plot
). The garnish is what makes this drink it different than other vodka "martinis"
like the April Rain
It's also said that a half a pint of cider on the rocks with a shot of Drambuie was called a Screaming Viking.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz dry vermouth
- 1 oz lime juice
- celery stalk and cucumber spear for garnish