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A simple and quick cocktail consisting of orange juice, ice, and vodka, a screwdriver cocktail is a classic cocktail almost everyone will love!
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This classic two-ingredient screwdriver cocktail recipe is perfect for a casual after-dinner drink. Not only is it smooth, but the OJ adds a delicious citrus twist that enhances the vodka’s taste in the best way. With a mix this delicious, you’ll find yourself craving a classic screwdriver cocktail at brunch, lunch, dinner… well let’s be honest – a screwdriver cocktail is a good idea at almost any time of the day.

Another one of our favorite cocktails is Mango Mojitos. Our Jello Shots are so much fun for a party as are our Wine Slushies and White Claw Slushie! If you want to make something special for the kids, try our Raspberry Iced Tea or Orange Julius!

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SCREWDRIVER COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

  • 4 to 6 ounces Orange juice
  • 1.5 ounces Vodka, 1 shot
  • 1 cup Ice cubes

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Salt: To assist in cutting the sharpness of the alcohol a little bit, you can add a pinch of salt to the cocktail.

Orange Juice: While it won’t be a screwdriver cocktail any longer, you can mix almost any juice with vodka in equal proportions and it’s going to taste pretty darn good!

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HOW TO MAKE THIS SCREWDRIVER COCKTAIL RECIPE

STEP ONE: Fill the glass with the desired amount of ice.

screwdriver cocktail process shot of glass being filled with ice with a side of orange juice in a glass pitcher

STEP TWO: Add 1 shot of vodka. 

PRO TIP: For the best flavor, quality does matter. We recommend Grey Goose, Smirnoff, or Tito’s.

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STEP THREE: Fill the glass with orange juice.

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STEP FOUR: Add an orange slice or maraschino cherry for garnish. Serve immediately.

PRO TIP: Serve with a straw or drink mixer so the alcohol can be redistributed as it’s being consumed.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: You can premake screwdriver cocktails or store them in the fridge for 3 to 4 weeks. However, a fresh screwdriver cocktail is always going to taste the best.

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Not only is this tasty screwdriver cocktail perfect at brunch, it’s also fantastic to serve up at a party because it’s such a crowd-pleaser! They’re simple to make and delicious to drink – just mix your favorite vodka with ice and orange juice!

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side shot of screwdriver cocktail in a glass cup served with a slice of orange and a straw

Screwdriver cocktail

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A simple and quick cocktail consisting of orange juice, ice, and vodka, a screwdriver cocktail is a classic cocktail almost everyone will love!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 4 to 6 oz Orange juice
  • 1.5 ounces Vodka 1 shot
  • 1 cup Ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Fill glass with ice.
  • Add 1 shot of high-quality vodka.
    TIP: For the best flavor, quality does matter. We recommend Grey Goose, Smirnoff, or Tito’s.
  • Pour orange juice to fill the glass.
  •  Fill the glass with orange juice, add an orange slice or maraschino cherry for garnish. Serve immediately.
    TIP: Serve with a straw or drink mixer so the alcohol can be redistributed as it’s being consumed.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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