by XuCharles on Apr 29, 2023
If you asked people what is the first “cocktail” they’ve ever had, they’d probably say it was a screwdriver. It’s a stalwart of college parties and boozy brunches for its simplicity and accessibility.
We kept our approach pretty straightforward: just vodka, orange juice, and ice. The only thing we might insist on is that you use freshly squeezed OJ. This takes what is kind of a forgettable drink into a far more pleasant experience. You can even strain the pulp if you like that clean “from the bottle texture.”
2 oz of vodka
4 oz of orange juice
Orange slice for garnish
Fill a highball glass with ice.
Pour 2 oz of vodka into the glass.
Add 4 oz of orange juice.
Stir the mixture well.
Garnish with an orange slice.
Serve and enjoy your refreshing screwdriver cocktail!
Cocktails are best enjoyed right after making and do not work as a make-ahead drink because the soda will go flat.
If you tried this classic cocktail, let us know how it came out in the comments below!
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