Screech Recipe

Written by Cyberspike

The Screech Story

Long before any liquor board was created to take alcohol under its benevolent wing, Demerara rum was a mainstay of the Newfoundland diet, with salt fish traded to the West Indies in exchange for rum. When the Government took control of the traditional liquor business in the early 20th century, it began selling the rum in an unlabelled bottle. The product might have remained permanently nameless except for the influx of American servicemen to the Island during World War II.

As the story goes, Barrel of Screechthe commanding officer of the original detachment was having his first taste of Newfoundland hospitality and, imitating the custom of his host, downed his drink in one gulp. The American’s blood-curdling howl, when he regained his breath, brought the sympathetic and curious from miles around rushing to the house to find out what was going on.

The first to arrive was a garrulous old American sergeant who pounded on the door and demanded, "What the cripes was that ungodly screech?"

The taciturn Newfoundlander who had answered the door replied simply, "The Screech? ‘Tis the rum, me son."

Thus was born a legend. As word of the incident spread, the soldiers, determined to try this mysterious "Screech" and finding its effects as devastating as the name implies, adopted it as their favourite.

The opportunistic liquor board pounced on the name and reputation and began labeling Newfoundland Screech, the most popular brand on the Island, even today (nowadays they use Jamaican rum).

Screech Recipes

* 1 ¼ oz. Screech
* Top off with Soda, Cola, Ginger Ale or water.
* Add a slice of lemon.

Night Cap Screech
* 1 ¼ oz. Screech
* 1 or 2 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
* Coffee
* Whipped Cream

A French Screecher
* 1 oz. Newfoundland Screech
* 1 oz. Dubonnet
* Stir on ice
* Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Healthy Screech
* 1 oz. Newfoundland Screech
* Orange Juice
* Stir on ice

Milk with a Kick
* 1 oz. Newfoundland Screech
* ¼ oz. Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
* 2 ozs. Cream or Milk

Down the hatch
* 1 oz. Newfoundland Screech
* 1 oz. Coffee Liquor
* Serve over ice chips

Green Newfie Gone Bananas
* 1\3 oz Newfoundland Screech
* 1\3 oz Creme de Menthe
* 1\3 oz Banana Romazotti

Or just double up on these servings and add milk. It tastes like a White Russian only better!

* 1.5 oz. of Screech
* 3 oz. Avon Apple Juice

Stir and add ice. Ice must go in glass first, then add the Screech and then drizzle with Avon Apple Juice. Garnish with a slice of lemon and hold tight!

Christmas Cheer
* 1.5 oz. of Screech
* 3 oz. Egg Nog

Stir and add ice.

Moose Milk:
* 1/2 flask of Newfie Screech
* 1/2 flask of Kaluha or Frangelico
* 1 Lt of Fresh milk
* 1/2 Lt of Vanilla Ice Cream
* ~Add Ice~
* You mix together in a punch bowl and "voila!" you have the best Newfoundland Party-Punch ever! ;)