Ready or not, the week-end is here. Guys, it’s Friday. And, I do think I’ve the right to let loose just a wee bit and let down my hair(well, my weave). What’s a week-end if one cannot enjoy a cocktail?
Been sometime since I’ve gone here. Used to be my fave. What brought me here? Have no idea; but, sometimes odd things just ‘pop’ in my mind. For heaven’s sake, it’s TGIF! Thought I deserved a stiff glass of screwdriver. Gosh, used to chug down quite a few of these ‘back in the days.’ But, yours truly have evolved and moved on to wine once in a while. Love me a glass of pinot grigio, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, etc.
A screwdriver drink is basically, vodka and orange juice. I understand the drink got its name from stirring with a screwdriver. Can’t say if it’s the flat head or slotted screwdriver. I made a dash for my screwdrivers. You never know when a gal needs a few of these tools.
There was no way I was planning to stir my screwdriver with these tools, but, I wanted to nab the inspiration. Then again, you never know.
Some drinkers chase their screwdrivers with orange soda. However, that wasn’t in my plan when I had perfectly good and wholesome juicy oranges from the sunny state of Florida. I fetched me a glass (well, it is more of a stemless wine glass). I rubbed the rim with a combination of sugar and salt after wetting the rim with orange juice. Rubbing the rim with citrus juice allows the sugar/salt to stick.
Guys, it was time, I stacked my glass with some ice cubes, juiced an orange and fished out the pits. I took a taste; oh, it was so sweet! I poured the golden and smooth juice in my glass and topped it with a couple of shots of vodka. Then, it was time. Instead of my screwdriver, I went for my fancy stirrer.
Guys, I took I sip. My screwdriver tasted quite smooth and ‘virtuous’. I thought of adding an extra shot, but then I remembered that this drink is a ‘creeper’. I was quite comfortable with one drink.
Shortly after that, I made my way to ‘lala land’. I do think I’ll revisit this drink every once in a while. Salud to this ‘old pal’, screwdriver.