Summerthyme Screwdriver

rought to you by our friends over at, the Summerthyme Screwdriver is more than a solid pun. It’s a refreshing cocktail that improves the classic Screwdriver with thyme sprigs, Aperol, lemon juice and club soda. The thyme adds an undercurrent of earthy florals, while low-alcohol Aperol infuses the drink with notes of rhubarb and bitter orange. Hand-squeezed lemon juice brightens the whole affair, and club soda provides hydrating effervescence.


  • 1 Thickly Sliced Orange wheel
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 1/4 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 3 oz Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Club soda, to top
  • Garnish: Thyme Sprig & Orange Wheel


Lightly muddle the orange wheel at the bottom of a mixing glass and then squeeze the lemon juice into the glass. Add the vodka, Aperol, and orange juice, and fill with large ice cubes. Top with the club soda and gently stir to combine. Garnish with thyme sprigs and orange wheels. Serve in a Collins glass, and garnish each glass with a thyme sprig and orange wheel.
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