Sip on the classic Screwdriver cocktail, a delightfully refreshing mix of smooth vodka and zesty orange juice. This easy-to-make, timeless drink is perfect for any occasion, bringing a burst of sunshine to your taste buds.
Say hello to the Screwdriver, the life of the party that's always ready to make a splash!
With its perfect blend of smooth vodka and zesty orange juice, this classic cocktail is as simple as it is delicious.
Whether you're hosting a backyard BBQ or kicking back after a long day at work, this orange juice cockytail is your go-to drink for a refreshing, no-fuss experience.
The origins of the Screwdriver cocktail are as murky as the bottom of a toolbox, but one thing's for sure: it's been a fan favorite for decades.
Some say it was invented by American oil workers in the Middle East who stirred their cocktails with screwdrivers (talk about resourceful!).
Others believe it was named after the popular tool because it has a "twist" of orange juice.
Regardless of its true beginnings, the Screwdriver has certainly cemented its place in cocktail history.
Vodka: The smooth operator that brings the party to life. It's the backbone of the Screwdriver, providing the perfect canvas for our zesty sidekick.
Orange Juice: The zesty sidekick that adds a burst of sunshine to the mix. Freshly squeezed is best, as it packs a punch of flavor that's hard to beat.
Making a screwdriver couldn't get any easier. Start by filling a highball glass with ice.
Then measure out and add in the vodka to your glass.
Fill up the rest of your glass with your orange juice and give it a good stir.
Garnish your cocktail and enjoy this breezy brunch cocktail.
Want to know how to garnish a screwdriver? Here are our favorite ideas:
Orange wheel: The classic look that never goes out of style. Simply slice an orange wheel and place it on the rim of the glass.
Maraschino cherry: A pop of color for those who like to be extra. Skewer a cherry and rest it on the rim or let it float in the drink.
Mint sprig: For a touch of elegance and a hint of freshness. Place a fresh mint sprig on top of the ice or gently muddle it before adding the vodka and orange juice.
Want to make the best tasting screwdriver? Here are my top tips for making an awesome cocktail.
Use high-quality vodka for a smoother taste. You'll notice the difference, especially in a two-ingredient cocktail like the Screwdriver.
Opt for freshly squeezed orange juice to elevate the flavor. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!
Experiment with flavored vodkas for a personalized twist. Citrus, vanilla, or even spicy vodka can add an exciting dimension to your Screwdriver.
Chill your glass beforehand for an extra-refreshing sip. Pop the glass in the freezer for a few minutes before preparing your cocktail.
So there you have it – the classic Screwdriver cocktail, perfect for any occasion. With its simplicity and timeless charm, this refreshing drink is sure to become a staple in your cocktail repertoire. Cheers to fun, laughter, and great cocktails!
- 1 ½ ounces vodka
- 4-6 ounces orange juice
- Fill a highball glass with ice.
- Pour in vodka and top off rest of glass with orange juice.
- Stir and garnish.
Fresh squeed orange juice will elevate this drink, but store bought works well too! Just make sure to get a high quality orange juice.