This bright, citrusy cocktail features Zwack, a sweet-bitter Hungarian liqueur with a pronounced herbal note. The drink is named for Lake Balaton, a popular vacationing spot in Hungary. It was developed by mixologist Toby Maloney and served at the 2011 Manhattan Cocktail Classic in New York City.
Credit: Helen RosnerMAKES ONE DRINK
1 1/2 oz Zwack liqueur
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice, from 1/2 lemon
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz dry Vermouth, like Dolin Blanc
1 tsp. orange marmalade
3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
Orange peel, for garnish
Combine all ingredients except soda water and orange peel in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake and strain into a rocks glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a twisted orange peel.