The earliest written reference made of this drink appeared in an issue of Time magazine from 1949, and casts the Screwdriver in a cooler light than we thought possible: “In the dimly lighted bar of the sleek Park Hotel, Turkish intelligence agents mingle with American engineers and Balkan refugees, drinking the latest Yankee concoction of vodka and orange juice, called a ‘screwdriver’.”
Since it’s such a simple drink, it’s a great canvas for experimentation with a variety of flavored vodkas. It’s also tasty with any type of gin you have, although there isn’t a special name for it (as far as we know).
- 2 parts Vodka or Citrus vodka or Dessert vodka or Vanilla vodka or Gin or Aged gin or Botanical gin or Old Tom gin
- 3 parts Orange juice
Build in the order given in an ice-filed glass.
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