How to Make the Best Screwdriver Cocktail

How to make the best screwdriver cocktail. Jump to the Classic Screwdriver Cocktail Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.

How to Make the Best Screwdriver

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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.

Three Tips for Making the Best Screwdriver

Here are three tips for making it best:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Keep everything really cold. We keep the orange juice and vodka chilled then to make it, we stir well after pouring it over ice.
Best Screwdriver Cocktail Recipe

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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

  • PREP

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.

4 drinks

You Will Need

1 cup vodka

1 1/2 cups orange juice

Orange slices



    1Divide 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.

    2Stir 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.

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Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size: 1 drink / Calories 170 / Protein 1 g / Carbohydrate 10 g / Dietary Fiber 0 g / Total Sugars 8 g / Total Fat 0 g / Saturated Fat 0 g / Cholesterol 0 mg / Sodium 1 mg
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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3 comments… Leave a Comment
  • LUIS OTINGCWINYU March 13, 2023, 3:46 pm

    This is so amazing! Even learners can catch up quickly!

  • cathy @ Noble Pig September 30, 2012, 12:37 am

    Love this guys! I am going to link to it it my upcoming Halloween Recipes Post.

  • Lori H October 23, 2011, 11:39 am

    I made your Spicy Spiked Apple Cider last night…a big hit! Thanks.


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