Screwdriver (alcoholic)

The screwdriver is a nice cool drink for a hot, lazy summer afternoon, which has been around since at least the 1940s.  So, not only can you have a nice relaxing drink, but you will be drinking a classic.


  • Makes 2 servings

Equipment Required

  • 2 chilled cocktail glasses
  •  A blender

Screwdriver Ingredients

  • 1 cup cracked or crushed ice
  • 4 ounces of orange juice
  • 4 ounces of vodka

Screwdriver Directions

  • Pour all ingredients into the blender and cover
  • Short pulse blender two or three times to combine and chill drink
  • Strain into cocktail glasses to remove ice
  • Serve immediately

Cook’s Notes

  • Fresh orange generally is preferred, but a high-quality commercial orange juice will do just fine
  • Cracked ice generally works best and makes the straining process easier
  • Keep your blender pulses very short; you are mixing and chilling the drink, not making a smoothie

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