Parsley Gin Julep

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?'"


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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink

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  • 8 parsley leaves
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  • Ice cubes, plus crushed ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce chilled club soda
  • 1 lime wheel

How to make this recipe

  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.

Contributed By Photo © Wendell T. Webber Published July 2008

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