When it comes to a Screwdriver, quality is critical. For such a simple drink upping the anti with freshly squeezed juice, good quality vodka and a dash or two of bitters makes all the difference.
One of our top choices when making a Screwdriver is NEFT Vodka, a stunning expression made in Austria. The line uses a proprietary blend of Old World rye grains, each carefully selected for their soft and mild profiles, and pure Austrian spring water that had been filtered for thousand of years over slate and granite far beneath the Rhaetian Alps to the Rhein river where it is sourced. The simple ingredients are distilled slowly and gently resulting in a smooth, rich vodka with a hint of natural sweetness.
NEFT has won countless awards and is quickly become a bar staple for both its quality and its stand out appearance. Rather than a standard glass bottle, NEFT is packaged in one-of-a-kind barrel containers, resembling that of a small oil drum. Designed by co-founder Ekaterina Kuzmina, pays homage to her deep family roots in the petroleum industry and the sacrifices made by the Siberian oil workers. With functionally in mind, the barrel is unbreakable, portable and made of tin and aluminum, making it more recyclable than glass and carrying a smaller carbon footprint.
In addition, the unique packaging allows you to take your vodka where glass isn’t advised (think the beach, backpacking, and in a suitcase), but also keeps the chilled spirit cold for up to six hours. Which means if you forget to stick it back in a cooler on a busy night behind the bar, it’ll still be cold the next time you want to mix up a perfect drink.
Mix up a screwdriver of your own and for a limited time, grab one of NEFT’s Holiday barrels with a $5 off discount. This Limited Edition NEFT Barrel was designed by their Chief Creative Officer, who has previously worked on projects for Oprah and The Beastie Boys.
NEFT Ultimate Screwdriver
- 1 1/2 oz. NEFT Ultra-Premium Vodka
- 1 1/2 oz. Orange Juice
- 1 dash Aromatic Bitters
- 1 dash Cherry Bitters
Preparation: Add all ingredients in to a Collins glass and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.