Sloe Screw: Start With the Base and Go From There

Sloe Screw Cocktail
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Ratings (10)
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail (1 Serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
174 Calories
0g Fat
3g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Cocktail (1 Serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 3mg 0%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The Sloe Screw is a popular orange juice and sloe gin highball that is easy to make. If you like sloe gin, this is a drink you can enjoy anytime you simply want a good drink.

This is the base recipe for a myriad of recipes that begin with a Sloe Gin and orange juice base. You can modify this adding 3/4 ounce of vodka and cut the sloe gin to the same measurement.

Check out the Sloe Screw variations below the recipe.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the sloe gin (or sloe gin and vodka) into a highball glass filled with ice.

  2. Fill with orange juice.

  3. Garnish with an orange slice.

Variations of the Sloe Screw

If you know your drinks, you will quickly realize that the variations on the Sloe Screw often refer to other popular cocktails. You can use this knowledge as a clue as to what distilled spirits are added to the basic recipe.

  • Sloe Comfortable Screw- 1-ounce vodka, 1 ounce Southern Comfort, 1/2 ounce sloe gin, fill with orange juice.

  • Sloe Comfortable Screw Against the Wall- 1 ounce each of vodka, Southern Comfort, and sloe gin, fill with orange juice, top with Galliano. ('The Wall' refers to the Harvey Wallbanger, which Galliano is famous for.)

  • Sloe Comfortable Mexican Screw Against the Wall- 1/2 ounce each of vodka, Southern Comfort, sloe gin and tequila, fill with orange juice.

  • Sloe Comfortable Screw Between the Sheets- 1/2 ounce each of vodka, Southern Comfort, sloe gin, rum and brandy, fill with orange juice. ("Between the Sheets" refers to the popular rum and brandy cocktail, Between the Sheets.)

  • Sloe Comfortable Fuzzy Screw Against the Wall- 1/2 ounce each of vodka, Southern Comfort, sloe gin peach schnapps, and Galliano, fill with orange juice. ("Fuzzy" refers to the peach schnapps in a Fuzzy Navel.)