Balaton Cocktail

Balaton

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. See the recipe for the Balaton cocktail »Helen Rosner

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.

Balaton Cocktail
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.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz. Zwack liqueur
  • 34 oz. fresh lemon juice, from 1/2 lemon
  • 12 oz. simple syrup
  • 12 oz. dry Vermouth, like Dolin Blanc
  • 1 tsp. orange marmalade
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
  • Soda water
  • Orange peel, for garnish

Instructions

  1. 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.