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Nov 14, 2006 08:36 PM

Does anyone know the recipe for The Parker?

We just got back from NYC and stayed at the Algonquin. My mother-in -law and I just loved one of their signature drinks - The Parker. I know it has vodka, lemon and Chambord, but I don't know the proportions. I can experiment, but thought if someone knew the drink already, it would save my liver a little abuse.

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  1. I don't know that drink, but Sebby & I recently had a sorta similar drink at a restaurant in San Diego called the "Bindi Drop." It's vodka, lime & chambord. We liked it enough to play around at home, and here's what we came up with - you may be able to tweak it a bit to get the drink you're after:

    - 1.5oz chambord, shaken w/ice & strained into a sugar-rimmed martini glass

    - 1oz vodka + the juice from 1/2 of a lime, shaken w/ice

    - float the vodka & lime on top of the chambord by pouring over the back of a spoon.

    - garnish with lime twist

    - Drink & enjoy

    None of my 3 cocktail books have a Parker, but given Ms. Parker's connection with the Algonquin, I'd imagine it's a house name anyways.

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    1. re: adampaul

      Oh, it's definitely just a house name, but none of my ingredient lists turned up anything either. Thanks for your experiment though - sounds very close. I'll try it with lemon, but also will try it on its own as it stands. It sounds great!

    2. Huh. Vodka, lemon and Chambord are the ingredients for a Boston-bred cocktail called the "Mo", named after the bartender who came up with it a couple decades ago. In the Mo, you have the vodka, juice from about half a lemon, and a splash of chambord. Not too much chambord; remember you can always add more if necessary.

      Dorothy Parker was a gin woman, so that's kinda bad that they named a vodka drink after her.

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      1. re: Alcachofa

        I noticed a lot of their drinks are vodka drinks, actually. thanks for the Mo. I'll give that a try.