Vodka, Orange Juice… Screwdriver???

The story goes something like this.

The Persian Gulf, circa 1950, American oil rig workers would
slip some vodka into their orange juice while working.
They used the most convenient tool for stirring the drink,
a screwdriver. 

This is such a simple and delicious drink. The quality of the
orange juice is actually more important than the vodka.
You can make an awesome screwdriver with cheap vodka,
and the screwdriver even has a few variations that build on the recipe.

screwdriver

Screwdriver

Highball glass
Fill with ice

Vodka  –  1.5 ounces
Fill with Orange Juice

 

 

 

 

harvey wallbangerHarvey Wallbanger

Highball glass
Fill with ice

Vodka  –  1.5 ounces
Galliano  –  .5 ounce
Fill with Orange Juice

 

 

Vodka, Orange Juice... Screwdriver??? 1

Sloe Screw

Highball glass
Fill with ice

Vodka  –  1.5 ounces
Sloe Gin  –  .5 ounces
Fill with Orange Juice

 

 

 

 

Vodka, Orange Juice... Screwdriver??? 2

Sloe Comfortable Screw

Highball glass
Fill with ice

Vodka  –  1 ounce
Sloe Gin  –  1 ounce
Southern Comfort  –  1 ounce

Fill with Orange Juice

 

 

slow comfortable screw against the wallSloe Comfortable Screw Against The Wall

Sloe Comfortable Screw Up Against The Wall

Highball glass = Against the wall
Cocktail glass = Up against the wall
Fill with ice

Vodka  –  1 ounce
Sloe Gin  –  1 ounce
Southern Comfort  –  .5 ounce
Galliano   –  .5 ounce

Fill with Orange Juice

 

As you can see, the names change and they fit with what goes in the drink.

There are more variations of the drink and they’re all really tasty.

As you learn more drink recipes you’ll begin to see patterns like this.
It helps with memorizing lots of drinks.

The best way to learn drink recipes is by making the drinks.
Get yourself some used liquor bottles, fill them with water,
cap them with pourers and start practicing.

pourers

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