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If you asked people what is the first “cocktail” they’ve ever had, they’d probably say it was a screwdriver. It’s a stalwart of college parties and boozy brunches for its simplicity and accessibility.
We kept our approach pretty straightforward: just vodka, orange juice, and ice. The only thing we might insist on is that you use freshly squeezed OJ. This takes what is kind of a forgettable drink into a far more pleasant experience. You can even strain the pulp if you like that clean “from the bottle texture.”
Love two-ingredient cocktails? Why not try out another fruity classic, like the Cape Codder. Or get a little fancy with a Vodka Tonic. And if you try this recipe, let us know how it came out in the comments below!
Freshly squeezed orange juice to top, optionally strained of pulp
Orange wheels or slices, for serving
- Fill a medium glass with crushed ice. Add vodka, then top with orange juice. Garnish with an orange wheel and serve.