Park Avenue

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Skewered Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 2/3 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
2/3 fl oz Pineapple juice (fresh pressed)
1/3 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1/3 fl oz Martini Rosso sweet vermouth
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Review:

Very fruity and well-balanced rather than dry or sweet.

History:

A degree of mystery surrounds this vintage cocktail, partly due to its first known appearance in a recipe book, Dexter Mason's 1930 The Art of Living, being quite a different recipe to that recognised as a Park Avenue today.

THE PARK AVENUE
2 parts Champagne
1 part gin
1 part orange juice
A dash of cherry brandy
Shake rapidly with only one large piece of ice.

Dexter Mason, 1930

Unhelpfully, in his 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book Coronation-Edition, W. J. Tarling lists the Park Royal in the "Supplementary List" of "the names of many Cocktails of which space forbids giving the recipes, so confirming a cocktail with this name existed in the 1930s but not what its recipe consisted.

I suspect that the Park Avenue we recognise today is more contemporary. Some date it to the 1940s but the oldest recipe I've found is in Stanley M. Jones' 1977 Jones' Complete Barguide.

PARK AVENUE
Cocktail glass
Shake
1-1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz pineapple juice
1/4 oz sweet vermouth
1/4 oz orange curacao

Stan Jones, 1977

Nutrition:

One serving of Park Avenue contains 166 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 24.19% alc./vol. (48.38° proof)
  • 21.8 grams of pure alcohol
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