The Screwdriver

Nothing signals the arrival of spring better than a seasonal cocktail. Brightly coloured and with an exotic taste, the screwdriver is perfect for welcoming in the warmer months

 The drink allegedly got its name when American engineers started secretly adding Vodka to their cans of orange juice and stirred the mixture with their screwdrivers. Variations include a Sonic Screwdriver (with equal parts Vodka and Blue Curacao topped with lemon and lime soda), a Mexican Screw (with one part Tequila and two parts orange juice) or a Left-Handed Screwdriver (with one part Gin and two parts orange juice).

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of good quality vodka
  • 175ml smooth orange juice
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 orange slice (to garnish)

Method:

 Half fill the glass with ice and add the vodka Top off with the orange juice Garnish with a slice of orange