Yesterday we met Carol Skolnick, the Chicago transplant who mixes classic cocktails at the Duce (525 S. Central Ave., 602-866-3823). Today she shares with us the recipe for the Duce's Screwdriver. It's not an original recipe, to be sure, but with fresh-squeezed juices, organic vodka and a grocery store's worth of garnish, the Duce does it right.
"All of our drinks come in 16-ounce jars or Duce jars (32 ounces)," Skolnick says. "We don't really use measures here. We go by counts." What does she mean by counts? "Hold the bottle upside down and count it out as it pours: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7."
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Each sip of this elixir is filled with orange pulp, cherry juice and lots of vodka. It tastes so fresh and boozy you feel like you're slamming shots while walking through an orange grove.