Screwdriver Recipe

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Screwdriver Cocktail small


  • Author: Andrew Radford
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


The Screwdriver is a classic cocktail that epitomises simplicity, blending quality vodka with orange juice to create a refreshing and straightforward drink.

Beloved by many for its easy preparation and sweet citrus taste, the Screwdriver has cemented its place in the cocktail world as a staple of brunch menus and casual gatherings alike.

Its origins are as straightforward as the drink itself, rumoured to have been the invention of oil workers who stirred their mix with a screwdriver, giving this beloved concoction its name.


  • 2 oz or 60 ml Vodka (Try Chase vodka)
  • 6 oz or 180 ml Orange juice (preferably fresh)
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slice (for garnish)


  1. Prep: Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Combine: Pour vodka over the ice and top up with orange juice.
  3. Mix: Stir gently to mix.
  4. Garnish: An orange slice.


While the Screwdriver is a model of cocktail simplicity, its quality relies heavily on the quality of its ingredients.


Freshly squeezed orange juice can elevate this drink from a simple mixed beverage to a delightful cocktail experience, showcasing the importance of fresh ingredients in even the most basic of recipes.

  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktail


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 0g

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