Green Screwdriver

This Green Screwdriver is perfect for summer days, (or any day) and it’s easy to make too! All you need is a few common ingredients and a little bit of time. Once you mix them all together in a shaker with some ice, you can enjoy this refreshing and simple adult beverage.

Green Screwdriver with orange slices

There’s something about a green cocktail that just makes everyone feel happy. Maybe it’s the bright color, or the sweet and sour combination, but whatever it is, this drink is sure to please! If you’re looking for a St. Patty’s Day drink that will make you feel festive, then give this Green Screwdriver a try. It’s simple to make and can be tailored to your taste buds. Cheers!

You don’t have to wait for St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy this delicious adult cocktail though, this drink is easy and refreshing and you can enjoy it any type of the year. So, gather the ingredients that you need and get ready to have your taste buds sing.

Irish Screwdriver Recipe

An Irish Screwdriver is a delicious drink that combines vodka with orange juice, and it’s a great way to start your day or a great nightcap. I like to serve mine on the rocks, but you can mix it however you like.

This drink is sometimes served during the breakfast hour, but can also be enjoyed as a beverage option throughout the day or night. If you want to prepare it for a large group, you can easily double or triple this recipe to satisfy your guests.

This drink is great for any season, but it does go particularly well with St. Patrick’s Day festivities . If you’re planning a St. Patty’s Day celebration, then you can’t go wrong with a drink as delicious as this.

ingredients for green screwdrivers

Green Screwdriver Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to help you make this Irish Screwdriver Cocktail. Most of these ingredients can be easily found at your local grocery store or liquor store.

  • Vodka
  • Blue Curacao
  • Orange juice
  • Tangerine hard seltzer  

**See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.

Equipment

You don’t need much equipment to make this recipe. It only takes a few kitchen basics.

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Serving glasses
  • Straws – optional
green drink with orange garnish

Green Screwdriver Cocktail Instructions

Step 1: Fill the shaker with ice

Start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 2: Add the ingredients to the shaker

Add in the vodka, blue curacao, and orange juice.

Step 3: Shake well

Shake well and pour into a glass filled with ice.

Step 4: Top with seltzer

Top off the glass with the hard seltzer.

topping off green screwdriver with hard seltzer

Step 5: Garnish and serve

Garnish with an orange slice or enjoy as is.

Hint: If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use a glass container with a lid, like a mason jar.

Storage

You can store this cocktail in a sealed container, like a mason jar, for up to two days. However, if you plan to store this drink, we recommend that you do not add the ice to the shaker. Pour the drink over ice when you are ready to serve.

Be sure to store Irish Screwdrivers in the fridge once they are mixed until you are ready to serve them.

Tips

This recipe is very straight forward but here are a few tips to help make sure that your Irish Screwdrivers turn out perfectly.

Make it sweeter – If you like a sweet and sour flavor to your cocktail, add in 1/2 ounce of simple syrup. This will make it taste even better!

Decorate the glass – For extra fun, rim the glass with sugar before pouring the drink.

Garnish the drink –  Add an orange wedge to each glass for decoration. You can even add a straw or umbrella to the glass for extra flare.

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2 Green Screwdriver drinks with oranges for a garnish

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Green Screwdriver FAQ

Do you have questions about this Green Screwdriver Cocktail recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this drink.

What is a screwdriver made of?

A screwdriver drink is traditionally made with vodka and orange juice, but there are different variations of this popular cocktail. You can add grenadine to make it a red Screwdriver, or add in some triple sec for a pretty purple color.

closeup picture of green screwdriver

What is an Irish Screwdriver?

An Irish Screwdriver is a drink that consists of vodka, orange juice, and other mix-ins to make it green. This recipe combines some of the best flavors to create a delicious cocktail that you can enjoy any time of year.

What vodka is best for screwdrivers?

Generally, a basic vodka will work best for screwdrivers. However, you can experiment with other brands as well. If you want to infuse your vodka with lemons or limes, then that might also enhance the flavor profile of the drink.

Is a screwdriver a morning drink?

A screwdriver drink is sometimes served in the morning. It is usually enjoyed after breakfast or brunch.

overhead shot of green screwdriver, another drink in background

Give This Green Screwdriver A Try

2 green drinks with orange slices and white and red napkin

If you’re looking for a new drink to add to your repertoire, why not try the green screwdriver cocktail? It’s easy to make and refreshingly tasty. Plus, it’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. So gather up your ingredients and get ready to mix up a batch of these delicious cocktails!

Is there anything more refreshing on a hot day than an ice-cold drink? This Green Screwdriver Cocktail is perfect for summer, and it’s easy to make! Pour yourself a drink and enjoy the sun!

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Green Screwdriver with orange slices

Green Screwdriver

This Green Screwdriver is perfect for summer days, (or any day) and it's easy to make too! All you need is a few common ingredients and a little bit of time. Once you mix them all together in a shaker with some ice, you can enjoy this refreshing and simple adult beverage.
2.21 from 5 votes
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Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounce Vodka
  • ¾ ounce Blue Curacao 
  • 3½ ounce Orange juice
  • ½ can Tangerine hard seltzer (We use White Claw)  

Instructions

  • Start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add in the vodka, blue curacao, and orange juice.
  • Shake well and pour into a glass filled with ice. 
  • Top off the glass with the hard seltzer. 
  • Garnish with an orange slice or enjoy as is. 

Notes

Notes:
  1. If you do not have a cocktail shaker, you can use a cup or a jar with a lid (such as a mason jar).

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