The simple Screwdriver (vodka and orange juice) is an essential tool in the cocktail kit: tall, refreshing and almost impossible to screw up. But add a few bells and whistles, like fresh thyme and bitter Aperol, and you have the makings of a summer blockbuster.
- 5 Orange wheels (sliced thickly)
- 2 Lemons
- 11 oz Vodka
- 5 1/2 oz Aperol
- 17 oz Fresh orange juice
- Club soda, to top
- Garnish: Thyme sprig
- Garnish: Orange wheel
Lightly muddle the orange wheels at the bottom of a pitcher.
Hand-squeeze the lemons into the pitcher, and discard the shell.
Add the vodka, Aperol and orange juice and fill with ice.
Top with the club soda and gently stir.
Garnish with thyme sprigs and orange wheels.
Serve in a Collins glass.