Screwdriver Recipe


The Screwdriver is an easy vodka cocktail that’s been around since at least the late 1930s. It’s likely that this simple recipe of vodka and orange juice was invented by Smirnoff itself as part of its mid-century efforts to popularize vodka in the United States (hence the Moscow Mule), though a 1944 issue of Newsweek magazine attributes it to American military aviators. Who invented it isn’t particularly important, though—this is a simple, delicious mixed drink that anyone can make in seconds.


2 oz vodka
4 oz orange juice
Orange slice or twist for garnish (optional)

Preparation: How to make a Screwdriver

  1. Add vodka and orange juice to a Highball glass or Old-Fashioned glass with plenty of ice.
  2. Garnish with an orange slice or twist (optional) and serve.