The Acerbic Mrs. Parker

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Recipe adapted from The Shanty at New York Distilling Co., Brooklyn

The Acerbic Mrs. Parker
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Hibiscus syrup gives this cocktail its rosy hue. The drink was designed to showcase Brooklyn-based Dorothy Parker gin, and is served at the distillery.
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Ingredients
  • :::Hibiscus syrup:¼ cup dried orange peel1 teaspoon green cardamom pods, crackedHot water¼ cup dried hibiscus petalsSugar:::
  • :::Cocktail: Ice2 ounces Dorothy Parker American Gin¼ ounce Le Combier Orange Liqueur½ ounce fresh lemon juice½ ounce hibiscus syrup1½ ounces club sodaLemon twist:::
Directions
  1. In a quart jar, combine dried orange peel with the cracked cardamom. Add hot water to cover, and let soak for no more than one minute. Add the dried hibiscus petals, and add hot water to cover. Stir for 30 seconds, then strain into a clean container. Measure the amount of liquid, and add an equal part sugar, by volume. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Keep the syrup refrigerated until using.
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the gin, orange liqueur, lemon juice and hibiscus syrup. Shake well until chilled. Add the club soda to the shaker, and strain the contents of the shaker into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with the lemon twist; serve with a straw.
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