Cassis Screwdriver Recipe - A Delicious Cocktail with Crème de Cassis and Vodka

Cassis Screwdriver

Cassis Screwdriver Recipe - A Delicious Cocktail with Crème de Cassis and Vodka
Preparation time: 5 minutes | Servings: 1


Cassis Screwdriver
Cassis Screwdriver

Cassis Screwdriver is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that combines the flavors of blackcurrant, vodka, and orange juice. This cocktail is perfect for a summer day or a special occasion.


The Cassis Screwdriver is a modern twist on the classic Screwdriver cocktail, which traditionally consists of vodka and orange juice. The addition of crème de cassis and grenadine gives this cocktail a unique and fruity flavor.


How to prepare

  1. Place the ingredients in a hurricane glass over cubed ice in the following order: de Kuyper crème de cassis, Stolichnaya vodka, orange juice.
  2. Stir the ingredients together and add a dash of grenadine to float on the top.
  3. If desired, garnish with currants.


  • Substitute blackberry liqueur for crème de cassis for a different flavor profile.
  • Use grapefruit juice instead of orange juice for a tangy twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use high-quality vodka for the best flavor.

- Adjust the amount of crème de cassis and grenadine to suit your taste preferences.

- Garnish with fresh currants for an extra burst of flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Cassis Screwdriver in a hurricane glass over ice for a refreshing drink.

Cooking Techniques

Stir the ingredients together gently to combine the flavors without diluting the cocktail too much.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have crème de cassis, you can use blackcurrant syrup as a substitute.

Make Ahead Tips

You can mix the ingredients ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the Cassis Screwdriver with a slice of orange or a sprig of mint for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This cocktail pairs well with light appetizers such as bruschetta or shrimp cocktail.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Cassis Screwdriver in the refrigerator and consume within a day for the best flavor.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cassis Screwdriver contains approximately 150 calories.


The Cassis Screwdriver contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


This cocktail is low in fat, with less than 1 gram of fat per serving.


There is no significant source of protein in the Cassis Screwdriver.

Vitamins and minerals

This cocktail is a good source of vitamin C from the orange juice.


This recipe may contain alcohol, which can be an allergen for some individuals.


Overall, the Cassis Screwdriver is a relatively low-calorie cocktail with a moderate amount of carbohydrates.


The Cassis Screwdriver is a fruity and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. With its unique combination of flavors, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time brings a smile to my face. It was many years ago, during a trip to France, that I first discovered the delicious cocktail known as the Cassis Screwdriver. I had always been a fan of the classic screwdriver, with its refreshing combination of orange juice and vodka, but the addition of creme de cassis took it to a whole new level.

I was staying in a charming little bed and breakfast in the countryside, and one evening the owner, Madame Dupont, invited me to join her for a drink in the garden. As we sat at a small table under a canopy of flowering vines, she offered me a glass of what looked like a regular screwdriver, but with a deep, rich purple hue. Curious, I took a sip, and was immediately blown away by the sweet, tangy flavor of the cassis.

Madame Dupont saw my delight and chuckled softly. "Ah, you like the Cassis Screwdriver, no?" she said in her lilting French accent. "It is a favorite here in France, a perfect drink for a warm summer evening."

I begged her for the recipe, and she was kind enough to write it down for me on a scrap of paper. As she handed it to me, she smiled and said, "Now you can enjoy a taste of France wherever you go."

When I returned home, I wasted no time in whipping up a batch of Cassis Screwdrivers for my friends and family. They were an instant hit, and soon became a staple at all of our gatherings. Over the years, I have made the recipe my own, tweaking it here and there to suit my taste.

The key to a good Cassis Screwdriver, I have found, is using high-quality ingredients. Freshly squeezed orange juice is a must, as is a good quality vodka. And of course, the star of the show, the creme de cassis, should be of the finest French variety.

To make a Cassis Screwdriver, simply fill a glass with ice and add one part vodka, two parts orange juice, and a splash of creme de cassis. Give it a good stir, garnish with a slice of orange, and voila! You have a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is sure to impress even the most discerning of guests.

I have shared the recipe with many friends over the years, and it always brings a smile to my face to see their delight at their first sip of this delightful drink. It reminds me of that warm summer evening in France, sitting in the garden with Madame Dupont, sipping on a Cassis Screwdriver and feeling like I had discovered a little piece of paradise.

As I sit here now, reminiscing about that magical trip to France, I am grateful for all of the wonderful recipes and experiences that I have collected over the years. Each one tells a story, and each one holds a special place in my heart. The Cassis Screwdriver will always be a favorite of mine, a reminder of the beauty and joy that can be found in a simple cocktail shared with good friends. Cheers to good memories, good friends, and good drinks! Santé!


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