The Story Behind The Nutty Screwdriver
The Screwdriver is one of the most basic cocktails in any bartender’s repertoire. In fact, some professionals don’t actually count it as a cocktail, saying it contains too few essential ingredients.
I’ve created an elevated version with Amaretto and lime juice. The Amaretto brings a wonderfully nutty flavor profile as well as considerable sweetness. The lime juice helps keep that in check. Its slight acidity and wonderfully sour palate cut through the sugar.
Ingredients In The Nutty Screwdriver:
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- ½ ounce Amaretto
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 2 ounces orange juice
Nutty Screwdriver Directions:
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake to chill and combine.
- Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.