While I love making cocktails at home, sometimes I don’t want to put in any effort or use any tools. Because I’m lazy.
Vodka and Orange Juice is easy to make and you probably already have both ingredients in your kitchen.
This 2-ingredient drink is perfect for lazy nights at home. It’s one of my favorite vodka cocktails to make when I want something sweet and citrusy and super refreshing.
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Is Vodka and Orange Juice Good?
Yes. Of course it is. How could it not be?
Unless you don’t like orange juice. Or Vodka.
If that’s you, I suggest you check out my other easy cocktail recipes.
And I know I shouldn’t really even call this 2-ingredient vodka drink a recipe. It’s almost too easy.
But one of my most popular posts is Vodka and Coke. So I figured I should share this cocktail idea also.
Sometimes the really simple things are the things you overlook.
What is Orange Juice and Vodka Called?
This easy vodka orange juice drink is traditionally called a Screwdriver.
Most Screwdrivers are made with one part vodka mixed with two parts of orange juice.
Here I change that up a bit to suit my own preferences. And I encourage you to do that with all my recipes.
What Vodka is Good with Orange Juice?
Flavored or infused vodkas are also a great way to add even more flavor to your drink.
If you don’t have Potato Vodka you can try Tito’s, which I also really like!
What is Potato Vodka?
Vodka can be made from a variety of ingredients, including corn and wheat. But potato vodka is made from potatoes. It’s just as great to use in cocktails.
It is often made in Poland and is usually distilled several times to make the alcohol taste smooth.
Some people think Potato Vodka is better for you because it’s gluten-free, has no sugar and low carb counts. But I’m not sure the difference is that major.
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How to Mix Vodka and Orange Juice
The Screwdriver ingredients you need:
How Much Vodka Do You Put in Orange Juice?
I know I said above that a Screwdriver is typically 1 parts to 2 parts. But I’m a little bit of a lightweight. So I use a little more orange juice.
If you like it a little stronger, just cut back on the amount of orange juice.
Also, I like to use a pulp-free store-bought orange juice. Fresh squeezed would be pretty tasty too, but you may need to add a little sweetness as well.
- Start by filling a highball glass with ice.
- Then, measure out one ounce of vodka.
- Top with your orange juice.
Keep in mind that a jigger is usually about 1 1/2 ounces on one side and either 1/2 or 3/4 ounces on the other side.
So just make sure you know the measurements of the jigger you will be using.
Before taking a sip, give the drink a good stir to combine the vodka and orange juice.
Because the drink is so simple, I added a few small edible flowers to garnish it. I love how the color pops off the bright orange juice.
Printable Screwdriver Drink Recipe
- 1 oz. vodka
- 3-4 parts orange juice
- To a highball cocktail glass full of ice, add vodka and orange juice.
Garnish with edible flowers, an orange slice or some fresh herbs.
Amount Per Serving Calories 511Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 103gFiber 2gSugar 83gProtein 7g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.
This Classic Vodka and Orange Juice cocktail is also a great brunch cocktail idea!
It’s also easy to add more flavors and make variations. With just a little grenadine, you can turn it into a Vodka Sunrise.
More Cocktails with Orange Juice to Try:
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