corkscrew drink

Corkscrew Drink

Originally Posted On June 3, 2023 and Last Updated On

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Our Upscale Corkscrew Drink Recipe!

The Corkscrew Drink is a classic cocktail that has been around for many years. It is a simple and refreshing drink that is perfect for any occasion and if you add a little luster dust, this could even be classified as a simple upscale drink.

The drink is made with light rum, dry vermouth, and peach brandy or even schnapps can be used, so it’s only a three ingredient drink and it’s super easy to make.

corkscrew drink

Corkscrew Drink

Yield: 1 Drink
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

A yummy drink made with light rum, dry vermouth, and peach-flavored brandy all served in a rocks glass with a lemon wheel for garnish.


  • 1 1/2 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz peach-flavored brandy


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add light rum, dry vermouth, and peach-flavored brandy to the shaker.
  3. Shake the cocktail shaker for at least 30 seconds until well chilled.
  4. Strain the drink into a highball glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel or lemon spiral.
  6. Serve!
Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 3 ounces
Amount Per Serving Calories 150Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 0g

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Tools Needed

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Highball glass
  • Ice

Interesting Notes on Each of the Ingredients

  • Light Rum: Light rum is a clear spirit that is made from sugarcane juice or molasses. It has a light and sweet flavor that is perfect for cocktails.
  • Dry Vermouth: A fortified wine that is flavored with various botanicals. It has a dry and slightly bitter flavor that adds complexity to the drink.
  • Peach-Flavored Brandy: A sweet and fruity liqueur that is made from distilled wine and peach flavoring. It adds a delicious peach flavor to the drink.

Drink Type


Serving Size

1 drink

Amount of Alcohol in the Drink

The Corkscrew Drink contains approximately 1.5 oz of alcohol at 40% ABV.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 150
Protein: 0g
Carbohydrates: 5g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 5g
Fat: 0g

Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Use fresh lime or lemon for the garnish.
  • Shake the Boston or Cobbler cocktail shaker for at least 30 seconds to ensure that the drink is well chilled.
  • Use a high-quality light rum for the best flavor.

Glass and Garnish

The Corkscrew Drink is typically served in a rocks glass with a lime wheel or lemon spiral for garnish.

About the Author

  • Bill Allen

    I'm Bill Allen, the guy behind this site. I've been a bartender, bar owner and sitting on both sides of a bar for almost 35 years, so I have some experience in the whole mixology scene. And now I'm just building out my site with as much helpful content as I can share with you. Allen Bill

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