|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 31g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||24%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
There's the screaming viking cocktail that may have appeared on the '80s sitcom "Cheers" and then there's the one now being served at the actual bar in Boston. They're entirely different drinks and the story behind them is interesting.
The screaming viking is one of those drinks that didn't exist until a TV character ordered it, exactly like the Flaming Homer/Moe. In this instance, it was the first episode of the sixth season of "Cheers" and the drink was created as a prank.
The plot is that Sam Malone wanted to win his job back after selling the bar. The new bartender, Wayne, claimed to know every drink ever made, but he was quickly challenged. When Norm walks into the bar (pretending not to be the beer guzzling regular he was) and orders a screaming viking, Wayne is stumped. Woody, on the other hand, knows exactly what to do.
We never actually see the drink being made and there is only the mention of a bruised cucumber. If you look closely, you will see Norm with a neat, semi-clear drink in an old-fashioned glass that is garnished with a cucumber.
Somewhere along the way, someone created the following recipe and gave it the screaming viking name. Is it the one Woody mixed up? Probably not... it's TV! However, it is a decent drink and really not much different than an April rain.
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the vodka, dry vermouth, and lime juice.
Garnish with a celery stalk and cucumber spear.
Serve and enjoy!
- To thicken the plot on this fictional cocktail, the real Cheers bar in Boston has a screaming viking on their drink menu. It looks nothing like what was in Norm's glass. According to the menu, it's a mix of Bacardi Tangerine Rum, amaretto, and pineapple and cranberry juices, with a Bacardi Black float. While the exact recipe is unknown, it sounds like a tasty mix worthy of experimentation.
- To further complicate matters, there is yet another screaming viking drink. It is nothing more than a shot of Drambuie with a half pint of cider served on the rocks as a back (separate glass on the side).