Build into glass with ice. Stir gently.
1 & 1⁄4 shots
2 & 1⁄3 shots
The drink is rumored to have originated during World War II in the American aviation community, which lacked a spoon and instead used a screwdriver to stir the drink. Hence the name.
Another story tells that this drink originated when American oil workers in the Persian Gulf secretly added vodka to their orange juice while on the job. Lacking a spoon, they would stir the drink with a screwdriver.
As it's orange juice-based, some say that the vitamin C boost helps people avoid a terrible hangover the next day. We'll have to put it to the test.
How much is a shot?
How much is a dash?
A small amount, also known as a splash, or about a full dropper. In our portions, five dashes are equal to one teaspoon.
What difference does it make to shake or stir?
Shaking produces a higher dilution, recommended when the recipe includes fruit juices, simple syrup, cream liqueurs, sour mix, egg, or dairy. Stir when less dilution is desired and ingredients include only spirits, tonics, or bitters.