Sunday, June 26, 2016

Kempinsky Fizz

There was something appealing to this recipe that made me excited to buy a whole case of lemon soda. I think it was the specification of "bitter lemon soda" that did it. This was something a little old world and very much a cafe style drink, not a speakeasy slammer.

Again, a good creme de cassis makes a huge difference, making this soda drink taste like a fizzy fresh fruit pie. Vodka is as good as any spirit to strengthen the bite of the Kempinsky Fizz, but someone tell me who this Kempinsky is. The luxury hotels in Europe are spelled with an 'i', so that can't be it.

But wherever the name comes from, this is a refreshing drink for warm days on the patio.
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. creme de cassis
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • bitter lemon soda
Pour all ingredients in a chilled highball glass full of ice. Fill with soda. Lemon twist garnish is optional.

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