Screwdriver Cocktail Recipe

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Sore head from the night before? We have the recipe for you. The Screwdriver is a combination of just two ingredients: vodka and orange juice. Somethings are best when kept simple! Served in a highball glass filled with ice, the Screwdriver cocktail is a refreshing drink perfect on a hot summer’s day or with for a boozy brunch. 

But, WHY is it named the vodka Screwdriver? The recipe has been around since the late 1940s. According to culinary lore, it was named for the American engineers who spiked cans of orange juice with vodka, and then used actual screwdrivers to mix the beverage. This however is pretty hard to prove. Since then, many contemporary versions have been created by adding other flavours and liquors to the basic mixture. As for the best vodka for a screwdriver cocktail, it's pretty much down to personal preference. On The Bottle Club, you'll a variety of vodkas to suit any budget. 

Serves: 2

Prep time: 3 Minutes

Nutrition: 154 Calories


  • 50ml vodka
  • 200ml fresh orange juice
  • few dashes of Angostura bitters
  • handful of ice cubes
  • wedge of orange, to serve


    1. Put a handful of ice cubes into a tall glass and pour over the vodka, followed by the fruit juices.
    2. Stir gently to combine, then add the Angostura bitters and a wedge of orange to garnish.

    Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail

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