Screwdriver Drink Recipe
A screwdriver is one of the most popular alcoholic cocktails. What’s in a screwdriver drink? At the very basic, it’s made with orange juice and vodka, but other ingredients can be added to it.
Homemade screwdriver recipe is very easy, as long as you have fresh orange and a bottle of vodka. You can also make it with bottled orange juice but freshly squeezed orange juice is the best. If you use bottled orange juice, make sure you buy the ones without the pulps.
In any case, it’s one of the easiest drink recipes for weekday or weekend brunch.
Why Is a Screwdriver Drink Called That?
The name “screwdriver” came about because the original tool used to stir the cocktail was indeed a screwdriver.
I am not sure if it’s myth or a fact, but it’s simple, refreshing, cooling and you won’t feel guilty drinking a lot of it because there is plenty of vitamin-C loaded orange juice in there!
Now, how to make a screwdriver drink? You just have to mix three ingredients together: orange juice, vodka (for example: Smirnoff vodka) and ice. The ratio of orange vs. vodka are very important; for my recipe, the ration is 3:1. Sugar can be added to the drink if you like it a bit sweeter.
Make a big jug of it the next time you host a summer brunch party. Enjoy!
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 134 calories per serving.
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- 1 cup freshly squeeze orange juice
- 1/3 cup vodka (for example: Smirnoff vodka)
- 1 1/2 ice
- sugar to taste (optional)
- Squeeze juice out of fresh orange, discard the pulps.
- In a pitcher, combine the orange juice, vodka and ice, stir to mix well. Pour into cocktail glasses and serve cold.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.