Three-ingredient cocktails to make at home

21st April, 2020 by Lauren Eads

2. Screwdriver

Origin: Perhaps the most simple cocktail of all, the Screwdriver is a mix of just vodka and orange juice. But it has a neat story as to how it got its name. One account by Victorino Matus, author of Vodka: How a colorless, odorless, flavorless spirit conquered America, suggests that it gained its moniker thanks to oil workers in the Persian Gulf, who would discretely add vodka to their orange juice in the morning.

However without a spoon to stir their serve, the workers would instead use a screwdriver. Et voilĂ , the Screwdriver was born.

Ingredients: Orange juice, vodka

Method: Fill a highball glass with ice and add 50ml vodka. Top up with orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice if available.

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