Brunch drinks uncovered: Screwdriver
What is really in your brunch drink?
Ahhh, the screwdriver. It’s like the long-lost cousin of the mimosa. It may contain vodka, but the fact that it is also made with orange juice gives us just another beverage option during brunch. This simple drink often takes a backseat to the more popular mimosa or bloody Mary, but give the screwdriver a chance the next time you’re looking for a cocktail before noon!
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger good quality vodka
6 fluid ounces pulp-free pure premium orange juice
Pour the orange juice into a glass with ice, then pour in the shot of vodka. Stir and serve.
Although it might be a little harder to find a brunch place that will give you unlimited screwdrivers with your meal, there are plenty of places in the city that will happily serve you this tasty beverage. Intermezzo, Essex, Waterstone Grill, Duke’s and Arte Cafe all offer screwdrivers as part of their all-you-can-drink options.
Screwdrivers are a fun drink to make at home, too! I am a huge vodka fan, so I love experimenting with different vodka drinks. Pinnacle is my new favorite brand for yummy and totally cool flavored vodka. Try pairing orange juice with Pinnacle Whipped for a screwdriver that has a hint of a whipped cream taste. Stoli is another one of my favorite kinds of vodka. If you’re looking to mix up your classic screwdriver with some fruity flavors, try Stoli Ras or Stoli Peach.
Written by: Jen