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.
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.
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.