This is a sophisticated Gin & Juice or variant of the classic screwdriver. It's appeal is its simplicity and the Gin adds much more to the drink than Vodka and when served on ice it's a drink that you can enjoy for hours at a party.
1 1/2 oz. London Dry Gin
1 1/2 oz. Orange Juice (fresh please)
This cocktail has no season but it's great when orange is the color of the night.
Pour both ingredients along with a healthy handful of ice into a shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange wheel if you like or just drink it. Alternatively pour the shaken drink into a Collins glass filled with ice and add a splash of soda.
Swap the London Dry Gin for an Old Tom style or even Genever for a fuller, richer drink.