The Algonquin’s revamped “Blue Bar” is a fusion of traditional wood paneled walls and leather upholstery bathed by a wall of blue light. But it’s the pinkish glow of their “Raspberry Lemon Parker” cocktail that really got our attention.
Drinks at the historic NYC hotel bar typically range between about $17 and $22. So why not try one of their inspired cocktails at home? This one is three simple ingredients, shaken and poured into a Martini glass. The Blue Bar waiters usually bring over a small bowl of snack mix. But since you’re at home, you have our permission to grab a big handful right out of the bag. (Okay, maybe just use a bigger bowl.)
3 parts High End Vodka (They use Svedka)
1 part Chambord
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
Garnish with a raspberry. (I’d use a black raspberry, the darker color will pop out of the drink more!)
WHAT YOU DO
In a cocktail shaker full of ice, add vodka, Chambord, and lemon juice. Shake and serve in a martini glass.
TOO STRONG? DON’T PANIC!
Cut it down with Cranberry juice.
WANT ANOTHER OPTION?
Chambord now makes their own Chambord flavored vodka. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.