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.


Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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