Parkside Fizz

Friday, February 10, 2012


Winter cocktails made with dark base spirits and spices are delicious, but sometimes you need something brighter and lighter–like this Parkside Fizz. The orgeat syrup is a classic ingredient in tiki cocktails too, so it won't get dusty on your bar cart!


Parkside Fizz
serves 6

6 large mint sprigs
5 tablespoons orgeat syrup
1 1/2 cups citrus vodka
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
club soda

Trim lower mint sprigs off sprigs, reserving 2" stems plus leaves for garnish. Please in a medium pitcher and muddle with orgeat. Add vodka and steep for 5 minutes, then add lemon juice. Strain, then return to pitcher. 

Pour half of the mixture into a cocktail shaker; shake with ice for 10 seconds. Strain into 3 fizz glasses filled with ice, then top with club soda and garnish with mint sprig.


Notes: I love cocktails that with minimal work can become tasty mocktails, and I know not all of you are drinkers. Simply omit the vodka, double the orgeat and add soda to fill–cheers!


Recipe by PDT General Manager Jim Meehan, Photo by Levi Brown for Bon Appétit

22 comments:

  1. The straw makes it for me. Everyone needs a little whimsy on Friday's!

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  2. Perfect and refreshing! Happy weekend, Lena!

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  3. You had me at lemon juice and vodka! Sounds delightful and refreshing, just what is needed this weekend!
    xo

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  4. Thanks for the non-alcoholic version! Love me s mocktail!

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  5. I want to sip on this and pretend spring is here already!

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  6. Yum! This sounds so delicious, and perfect for summer!

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  7. The Straw with the Mint just makes me happy!!

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  8. i can taste the refreshment!!

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  9. I love how clean and refreshing this looks!

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  10. who are these non-drinkers you speak of :)

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  11. Mmm... I've been super thirsty today I could drink that right up!

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  12. yum this drink sounds amazing. orgeat syrup where would i find that?? this sounds great

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  13. won't you PLEASE come down here and show some of these shitty bartenders how to make some DRANK.

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  14. That sounds so refreshing! I had a bottle of Lambrusco dell' emilia bianco today at a baby shower. It was a light sparkling wine, have you ever tried it? Made me yearn for summer.

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  15. a definite must-try drink for spring!

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  16. I love you so much right now because I actually HAVE ALL THE INGREDIENTS. Omg. That never happens. Orgeat syrup, lemon, mint. Done.

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  17. Anything involving ORGEAT and I am 100% in. Nom nom nom!

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  18. It's definitely that time of year, isn't it? I love seasonal transitions!

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