How to make the best screwdriver cocktail. Jump to the Classic Screwdriver Cocktail Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.
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Three Tips for Making the Best Screwdriver
I absolutely love this simple, two-ingredient cocktail. It’s fresh, works perfectly for brunch and works well at night. You will need vodka, orange juice and ice.
Here are three tips for making it best:
- Use Good Vodka. There are only two ingredients so choose something mid- to high-shelf. We usually have Ketel One or Stoli in our kitchen, but use what you love.
- Try Fresh Orange Juice. If you have the time, fresh squeezed orange juice is best. It’s less sweet and tastes better than store-bought. If you need to use store-bought, choose a bottle that is 100% orange juice.
- Keep everything really cold. We keep the orange juice and vodka chilled then to make it, we stir well after pouring it over ice.
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Recipe updated, originally posted October 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
How to Make the Best Screwdriver Cocktail
Choose high quality vodka (something like Stoli, Ketel One or Grey Goose) as well as a good quality orange juice — freshly squeezed is even better.
You Will Need
1 cup vodka
1 1/2 cups orange juice
Divide ice between 4 glasses. Add vodka and orange juice to a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice. Alternatively, instead of using a pitcher, divide the vodka and orange juice between 4 glasses — Each glass should have 2 ounces of vodka and about 3 ounces of orange juice.
Stir well then place a few orange wedges into the middle of the glass.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.