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Parsley Gin Julep
© Wendell T. Webber

Parsley Gin Julep

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

Iris • New Orleans

Bartender Alan Walter remembers the genesis of this refreshing drink: "It was summer. I had already used up the restaurant's supply of fruit and was looking for a new ingredient. Half an hour later the chef, Ian Schnoebelen, asked, 'Hey, what did you do with the parsley?'"

  1. 8 parsley leaves
  2. 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  3. 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  4. Ice cubes, plus crushed ice
  5. 1 1/2 ounces gin
  6. 1 ounce chilled club soda
  7. 1 lime wheel
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the parsley with the lime juice and Simple Syrup. Add ice cubes and the gin and shake well. Strain into a crushed ice–filled collins glass. Stir in the club soda and garnish with the lime wheel.