This article was published on June 1st, 2021
The beauty of the Screwdriver cocktail lies in its simplicity. It only features two ingredients. And just like the other Pride-themed cocktails, it has a unique and significant colour – Orange.
Orange represents healing on the rainbow flag. It’s a colour of warmth, energy, and well-being.
This year, more than ever, the LGBTQ+ needs healing. Covid-19 has devastated the world, and as with most catastrophes, the brunt is mainly felt by marginalized communities.
The pandemic hit the LGBTQ+ community hard. Circuit parties, Pride events, clubbing and other social activities dried overnight, cutting off a crucial socialization avenue for queers.
Lockdowns tore apart most chosen families among LGBTQ people leading to isolation and loneliness. With vaccination and re-opening in most places, things are slowly starting to go back to normal and with that comes vibrant social lives.
We all need healing, not just from Covid but also from the pandemic’s unseen mental and psychological toll.
As you enjoy the Screwdriver cocktail, remember to take better care of yourself and others. Talk to someone if you’re struggling. Check on friends and loved ones. Get the vaccine if you can and keep observing protective health guidelines.
We’re all in this together. Cheers to a healthy life!
- 2 oz Stoli Gold
- 4 oz orange juice
Add ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice. Stir. Garnish with a fresh orange slice.
Enjoy and please drink responsibly.