Absolut Vodka, Orange Juice, Orange
The Screwdriver cocktail contains only two ingredients, orange juice and vodka. But prepare to get your mind blown, because we’re gonna teach you a bartending hack that’ll take your Screwdriver from “that’s orange juice and vodka” to “THAT’S ORANGE JUICE AND VODKA?!”
What does a Screwdriver drink taste like?
A Screwdriver tastes like a mixture of orange juice and vodka. This recipe has become very popular over the years and is often served as an alternative for Mimosas at brunch or anytime you feel like enjoying a nice fruity cocktail.
As with most cocktails, there’s a million different versions to the Screwdriver’s history. Supposedly, American oil workers would mix a splash of vodka with their orange juice so their bosses wouldn’t notice they were drinking. In the absence of a spoon, they would mix it around with a screwdriver! Another story is that it was first popularized by American aviators.
How do you make a Screwdriver?
The Screwdriver is probably one of the easiest mixed drinks you can make at home. It’s literally just ice, orange juice and vodka, which is why the quality of those ingredients is of the utmost importance here.
When it comes to the orange juice, the store-bought stuff won’t cut it. See where we’re going with this? That’s right folks, to make the perfect screwdriver, you’re gonna need to make your own orange juice. So let’s get into it and Squeeze. Them. Oranges!
How do you make the World's Best Screwdriver? Let it breathe.
Okay this is what you all came here for, the secret to the world’s best Screwdriver is you need to aerate the juice!
When you shake a drink, you’re not only mixing the ingredients and cooling them with ice. On a microscopic level, you’re actually whipping tiny air bubbles into the drink, which changes the mouthfeel of the beverage and intensifies the flavors. However, a shaker isn’t nearly powerful enough to get the results we’re after. Instead, we’re gonna aerate our orange juice using a centrifuge juicer or a blender! Wanna see what it looks like in action? Watch this video!
Video: Rico’s World Best Screwdriver
Screwdriver Drink Ingredients
- Ice Cubes
- 1½ Parts 45 ml 1½ oz Absolut Vodka
- 5 Parts 150 ml 5 oz Orange Juice
- 1 Wedge 1 Wedge 1 Wedge Orange
How to Make
1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
2.Measure and add 1.5 Ounces of Vodka.
3. Squeeze one to two fresh Oranges.
4. Blend Orange Juice to aerate.
5. Top off glass with Orange Juice.
6. Garnish your glass with an Orange slice and serve.
So, did you make yourself that fluffy Screwdriver yet? Congrats! Now you’re just one simple step away from having a swell Harvey Wallbanger in your hands! Here’s how to make it happen!
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