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Many people think that preparing cocktails is difficult. And in some cases this is true. Drinks like the Zombie Cocktail, Mai Tai or B52 are not that easy to prepare. We will show you how to prepare a very simple cocktail that tastes pleasant and aromatic: the Screwdriver. Have fun discovering and enjoying the simple vodka cocktail!

Screwdriver Cocktail Recipe

  • 5 cl vodka
  • Orange juice

Step by Step Guide

  1. Pour vodka into a long drink glass filled with ice cubes.
  2. Fill glass with orange juice and stir gently with a bar spoon.
  3. Grain (with a slice of orange) and serve or enjoy by itself!
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Recipe by Tim

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Alongside the Cuba Libre, White Russian, Black Russian, Bellini and Mimosa recipe, the Screwdriver cocktail recipe is probably the simplest cocktail recipe of all. Simply measure out the vodka with a jigger and pour the spirit into a long drink glass. Then add a few ice cubes and fill the long drink glass to the brim with orange juice. Now stir the mixture once with a bar spoon and then garnish the cocktail with an orange slice. And that’s it. Now you can serve the Screwdriver or enjoy it yourself.

Bar accessories:

  • Bar spoon
  • Longdrink glass
  • Jigger

Taste profile of the Screwdriver


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The Screwdriver tastes pleasantly fruity and sweet. These flavours are further underlined by the alcoholic-creamy taste of the vodka. Thanks to its refreshing character, the Screwdriver can be served very well in summer, similar to the Bellini, Mimosa or Gin Basil Smash. This drink was virtually only invented for beach parties or garden parties.

A star since the 1940s

The vodka cocktail called Screwdriver was invented in the 1940s in the USA. The recipe is so easy that even beginners can make it. Over the years, the drink became more and more popular. Since it is prepared with only two ingredients, the Screwdriver also became increasingly popular for preparation at home.

Similar to the Cuba Libre, Black Russian, Dry Martini, Caipirinha, Sidecar, Gimlet, Kir or Rusty Nail, the drink is very easy to prepare. This means that even beginners can prepare it at home. Today, the cocktail is also often known as Vodka-O. It can be ordered in restaurants, served in bars or drunk from parties. Discover our simple recipe and prepare the drink at home.

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Screwdriver - FAQ

What is a screwdriver?

A Screwdriver is a very well-known and popular vodka cocktail. It is very easy to prepare and has a pleasant taste. Thanks to its simple preparation, the drink can also be prepared very easily at your home.

How do you prepare the drink?

Simply pour the vodka and orange juice one after the other into a long drink glass and stir the mixture with a bar spoon. And that’s it. It’s that easy to prepare the Screwdriver.

What ingredients does the cocktail consist of?

The drink consists of just two ingredients: Vodka and orange juice. That’s all you need to prepare a summery, fruity-fresh cocktail.