Screwdriver Cocktail History!
The Screwdriver, a classic drink that has been made an official International Bartender Association cocktail. Although the history of Screwdriver is disputed, it was mentioned in literature back in 1949, when vodka gained popularity in the United States.
Some believe that American aviators first made the drink popular. One other story says that the drink was popularized by American oil workers working in the Persian Gulf. They secretly mixed vodka with their OJ. They dubbed it the Screwdriver, allegedly because they first mixed it with a screwdriver instead of using a spoon.
Regardless of any doubts about the origin, it is easy to see drinkers creating this simple, two-ingredient beverage. It's possible that the drink was created in multiple locations at the same time. The Mimosa (sparkling wines and orange juice) was already in use for several decades, so it's not surprising that vodka is a close second.
The beauty of the Screwdriver is in its simplicity and its ability to be used as an eye-opener in the morning. Mixing vodka and orange juice in a highball glass create an easy base for experimentation. Later inventions such as the Harvey Wallbanger or Fuzzy Navel prove this.
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- 60 ml Vodka
- 150 ml Orange Juice
- Add ice to your highball glass.
- Add vodka.
- Add Orange juice.