Plum Screwdriver


Plum Screwdriver is my take on the classic Screwdriver, and the husband found it better than the classic, and also his favorite martinis. A simple play with flavors, some plum, some gingerale, some honey and its a keeper, if i may say so myself. 

A Screwdriver is a popular cocktail made with orange juice and vodka. Sometimes it is referred to as “Vodka and Orange”. Loved its mention as the most yankee concoction of vodka and orange juice. The name of the drink, Screwdriver, is a wordplay. In bar lingo, the two main ingredients are called screw (orange juice) and driver (vodka). 

There are many variations that are regulars in some bar lingos, would list some here, ofcourse i gained this gyan from my favorite wikipedia. The classic Style – glass full of ice.. 1 part vodka and two parts orange juice best when you are not in the mood of stirring up a lengthy cocktail.Replacing the flat orange juice with a carbonated orange drink, such as Fanta, produces a cocktail known as a Hi-Fi. A screwdriver in which Tang is substituted for the orange juice is known as a “fuzzy cosmonaut“.

Another variation occurs when the ratio of the components is switched. When mixed as 1 part orange juice and two parts vodka, it is referred to as a Drivescrewer. You just need a reason to up the ratios thats it :).
A screwdriver in which the orange juice is replaced with blue Gatorade is a “sonic screwdriver“, after the blue-lit device from Doctor Who. Another popular term for any Vodka/Gatorade cocktail is “Vaderade“.

Now coming back to a plum screwdriver.


  • 1 red plum, cut into small pieces,
  • 2-3 sprigs of mint
  • 1 tbsp lime cordial
  • 1 tsp ginger-ale
  • 1 tsp honey
  • thin slices of plum for garnish
  • thin slices of orange for garnish
  • 60 ml vodka
  • 120 ml orange juice


  1. Muddle red plums,2 to 3 sprigs of mint,  lime cordial, gingerale and honey together, strain it.
  2. take one part of this, one part of vodka and two part of orange juice, and mix.
  3. Alter proportions as per your liking.


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