Absolut Vodka, Orange Juice, Orange
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add Absolut Vodka and fresh aerated orange juice. Garnish with an orange wedge.
You might not think that there’s much more to the simple Screwdriver than buying some OJ and mixing it with Vodka, but you’re wrong! The secret to a truly great Screwdriver lies in aerating fresh orange juice! It may sound complicated, but it’s simple to do with an immersion blender, and it makes a HUGE difference!
The orange is less frequently used in the bar than its more acidic cousins, the lemon and the lime. But it makes a very good garnish - not the least as here, in wedges, or as an orange twist. Use a zester or a knife to cut a loooong spiral of orange peel. Put it in the glass, add ice, and then build the drink as usual. Very stylish.