Balaton Cocktail

  • Serves

    makes 1 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. It was developed by mixologist Toby Maloney and served at the 2011 Manhattan Cocktail Classic in New York City.


  • 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


Step 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.

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