How to make the best screwdriver cocktail.
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Three Tips for Making Screwdrivers
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.
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 ½ cups orange juice
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.