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Does anyone know the recipe for The Parker?

Andiereid Nov 14, 2006 08:36 PM

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. adampaul RE: Andiereid Nov 15, 2006 09:37 PM

    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
      Andiereid RE: adampaul Nov 16, 2006 01:08 AM

      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. Alcachofa RE: Andiereid Nov 16, 2006 02:23 PM

      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
        Andiereid RE: Alcachofa Nov 16, 2006 03:05 PM

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

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