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One of the most basic mixed alcoholic drinks, varieties exist changing the type of juice used, with grapefruit being a popular choice.



  1. Half fill the glass with ice and add the vodka
  2. Fill with the orange juice
  3. Garnish with slice of orange
  4. Serve with a straw or stirrer
    1. Some bars use an actual screwdriver (the tool) as a stirrer/garnish.

Alternate Recipes[]

  • To make a Brass Monkey, use light rum instead of vodka.
  • To make an Orange Blossom, use gin instead of vodka.
  • One variation adds a shot of Red Bull to make a "sonic screwdriver".


  1. Mixing vodka (or gin) with powdered juice (such as Tang) without the intermediary step of reconstituting the juice with water is an occasional fad in "coed gatherings" and not recommended.
  2. This drink was mentioned in the second season Banacek episode If Max Is So Smart, Why Doesn’t He Tell Us Where He Is?.