- 2 ounces vodka
- 5 ounces orange juice
- A pinch of salt (optional)
- Ice cubes – one and a half cups
How to make Screwdriver cocktail
The preparation of this beverage should not last more than 3 minutes. Given that the recipe is quite familiar and simple, I will offer some tips that will help you in making the best screwdriver cocktail.
Online, a majority of the recipe do not consider the pinch of salt as required but it is useful. The pinch of salt reduces the vodka’s burning flavour and smoothens the uneven edges of the acidity of the orange juice.
Also, given the simplicity of this drink, it is important the ingredients are of good quality. The ease of going down of your Screwdriver is a function of the smoothness of your vodka. Avoid orange juice that is pulpy. Go with freshly squeezed orange juice or one of a quality brand.
A screwdriver cocktail can go with any food a typical orange juice will go with. It is tasty with strong-flavoured salty snacks and even smoked foods.
Screwdriver cocktails vary in name according to the constituting ingredients. Examples of such names are “Harvey Wallbanger”, “Sonic Screwdriver”, etc.