One of the earliest references to the Screwdriver is from the October 24, 1949 issue of Time Magazine: "In the dimly lighted bar of the sleek Park Hotel, Turkish intelligence agents mingle with American engineers and Balkan refugees, drinking the latest Yankee concoction of vodka and orange juice, called a "screwdriver."
Another story claims that, "...the screwdriver, which tastes like orange juice but is considerably more potent, is believed to have originated with American oil workers in Iran who drank vodka and orange juice, stirring it with screwdrivers they carried attached to their fatigue pants by loops."
- 60 ml vodka
- orange juice
Method: Shake orange juice and vodka in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a highball glass with a couple of ice cubes. Decorate with a slice of orange and a marascino cherry.