Screwdriver (cocktail)

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Screwdriver
IBA official cocktail
Screwdriver, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Birmingham AL.jpg
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish orange slice
Standard drinkware
Highball Glass (Tumbler).svg
Highball glass
IBA specified
ingredientsdagger
Preparation Mix in a highball glass with ice. Garnish and serve.
Timing All Day
dagger Screwdriver recipe at International Bartenders Association

A screwdriver is a popular alcoholic highball drink made with orange juice and vodka. While the basic drink is simply the two ingredients, there are many variations; the most common one is made with one part vodka, one part of any kind of orange soda, and one part of orange juice. Many of the variations have different names in different parts of the world. The International Bartenders Association has designated this cocktail as an IBA Official Cocktail.

History[edit]

This drink appears in literature as early as 1938.[dubious ]

The screwdriver is mentioned in 1944: "A Screwdriver—a drink compounded of vodka and orange juice and supposedly invented by interned American fliers";[1] and in 1949: "the latest Yankee concoction of vodka and orange juice, called a 'screwdriver'".[2]

Variations[edit]

A screwdriver with two parts of Sloe gin, and filled with orange juice is a "Slow (Sloe) Screw".

A screwdriver with two parts of Sloe gin, one part of Southern Comfort and filled with orange juice is a "Slow Comfortable Screw".[3]

A screwdriver with one part of Sloe gin, one part of Southern Comfort, one part Galliano and filled with orange juice is a "Slow Comfortable Screw Up Against The Wall".[4]

A screwdriver with one part of Sloe gin, one part of Southern Comfort, one part Galliano, one part tequila and filled with orange juice is a "Slow Comfortable Screw Up Against The Wall Mexican Style".[5]

A screwdriver with one part of Sloe gin, one part of Southern Comfort, one part Galliano, one part peach schnapps, and filled with orange juice is a "Slow Comfortable Screw Up Against a Fuzzy Wall".

A screwdriver with one part of Sloe gin, one part of Southern Comfort, one part Galliano, one part peach schnapps, one part sparkling rosé, and filled with orange juice is a "Slow Comfortable Screw Up Against a Fuzzy Pink Wall".

A screwdriver with two parts vodka, four parts orange juice, and one part Galliano is a Harvey Wallbanger.

A screwdriver with equal parts vanilla vodka and Blue Curaçao topped with lemon-lime soda is a "Sonic Screwdriver".[6]

A shot of vodka with a slice of orange is a Cordless Screwdriver.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newsweek 24:48 (1944)
  2. ^ "TURKEY: Wild West of the Middle East". Time. 24 October 1949. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Ray Foley, X-Rated Drinks: More Than 250 of the Hottest Drinks Ever Made, Bartender Magazine, p. 153.
  4. ^ Ray Foley, X-Rated Drinks: More Than 250 of the Hottest Drinks Ever Made, Bartender Magazine, p. 155.
  5. ^ Hutchinson, Dan; et al. "Slow Comfortable Screw Up Against The Wall Mexican Style #1". Bar None Drinks. Retrieved 2 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Sonic Screwdriver recipe". Retrieved 24 July 2012. 

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ Family records and interview with Royal Air Force Squadron Leader, Nicholas J. Burns