Bars Park Slope Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Bars Park Slope cocktail is a modern classic, born in the trendy neighborhood of Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York. It was created by a group of bartenders who wanted to craft a cocktail that truly represented their neighborhood - diverse, vibrant, and a little bit hipster. This cocktail is perfect for those who appreciate a well-balanced drink with a hint of sweetness and a kick of bourbon.

  • Created in Park Slope, Brooklyn
  • Represents the diversity and vibrancy of the neighborhood
  • Perfect for bourbon lovers

How Bars Park Slope Tastes?

The Bars Park Slope cocktail is a harmonious blend of sweet, sour, and strong. The bourbon provides a robust, full-bodied base, while the lemon juice adds a zesty tang. The simple syrup balances out the sourness with a hint of sweetness, and the egg white gives the cocktail a velvety smooth texture.

Interesting facts about Bars Park Slope

  • The Bars Park Slope cocktail was named after the neighborhood where it was created.
  • Despite its modern origins, it has quickly become a classic in many cocktail bars.
  • The cocktail is often garnished with a cherry, which adds a pop of color and a hint of sweetness.



The backbone of our cocktail, 2 oz of Bourbon brings a rich, smoky depth. It's the star of the show, folks! Using less might make the cocktail too light, more and you might overpower the delicate balance. No Bourbon? Consider Rye for a spicier kick!

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Lemon Juice

A zesty 1 oz of Lemon Juice is key for that tangy twist! It cuts through the Bourbon's richness and balances the sweetness. Without it, you'd miss out on the zing! Lime juice can sub in for a different citrusy pop.

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Simple Syrup

Sweet and simple, 1 oz of Simple Syrup lends balance. Not too much, not too little, just right to complement the bourbon's fiery embrace. Without it, the cocktail leans too tart. Honey syrup could be a fun, flavorful swap.

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Egg White

The Egg White smoothens and silkifies our concoction, bringing a frothy top-hat to our drink's ensemble. Skip it, and you'll deny your cocktail the full decadent experience. Vegan? Aquafaba (chickpea water) can pirouette in as an alternative.

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A single Cherry on top for a dash of class and a hint of sweetness. Without it? Well, you'd still enjoy your sip, but you'd be cherry-picking the experience. No cherries? Try an orange twist to add a fragrant garnish.

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Recipe. How to make Bars Park Slope Drink

  1. Combine the bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white in a shaker.
  2. Shake well without ice to emulsify the egg white.
  3. Add ice and shake again until well chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Use a fresh egg white for the best texture.
  • Shake the cocktail vigorously to ensure a good froth.
  • Chill your glass beforehand for the best experience.

Perfect Pairings


  • Charcuterie Board: The rich flavors of cured meats can complement the robust taste of bourbon.
  • Fried Calamari: The acidity of the lemon juice pairs well with fried dishes, cutting through the richness.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Steak: Pair the cocktail with a juicy grilled steak to match the boldness of the bourbon.
  • Roasted Pork Belly: The sweetness from the simple syrup harmonizes with the savory, fatty flavors of pork.


  • Lemon Tart: The lemon in the cocktail and the lemon flavors in the tart create a vibrant flavor echo.
  • Cheese Platter: Creamy cheeses can balance the acidic and sweet notes of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Bars Park Slope

  • Bourbon can be substituted with rye whiskey for a spicier kick.
  • For a vegan version, replace the egg white with aquafaba (chickpea water).

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Smoky Park Slope

  • Substitute bourbon with a peated Scotch for a smoke-forward twist.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe but replace bourbon with Scotch. Prepare for a cocktail that throws a smoky blanket over the Park Slope.

Park Slope Sour

  • Add Angostura bitters and a float of red wine on top.
  • Recipe: After the original shake, add a few dashes of Angostura bitters and gently pour a spoonful of red wine over the back of a spoon to float on top. It’s a marriage of a New York Sour with Park Slope charm.

Vegan Slope

  • Use aquafaba instead of egg white and agave syrup instead of simple syrup.
  • Recipe: Swap the egg white and simple syrup for vegan-friendly options and proceed as usual. Ready for a vegan sip down the Slope with the same frothy elegance.

In case you forgot basics how to make Bars Park Slope

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Bars Park Slope

Is it safe to consume raw egg white in a cocktail?

Generally, it is safe to consume raw egg white in a cocktail as long as the eggs are fresh and have been properly refrigerated. However, those with weak immune systems, pregnant women, the elderly, and children are advised to avoid raw egg due to the risk of salmonella.

What kind of bourbon is best for the Bars Park Slope cocktail?

While any bourbon can be used, many bartenders prefer using premium, full-bodied bourbon varieties for this cocktail to enhance its flavour.

What can I use if I don't have a cocktail shaker?

If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can use a tight-sealing mason jar or any other container with a secure lid.

Could I use bottled lemon juice instead of fresh?

Fresh lemon juice is recommended as it provides a more natural, fresh and vibrant taste. However, if unavailable, bottled lemon juice can be a substitute.

What is the best way to garnish this cocktail?

The traditional garnish for the Bars Park Slope cocktail is a cherry. However, a twist of lemon peel or a sprig of fresh mint can also be used to enhance the presentation and aromatics of the cocktail.

What does 'shake until well chilled' mean?

Shaking a cocktail with ice until it is ‘well chilled’ essentially means shaking it until the outside of the shaker becomes cold to the touch. This technique helps reach the desired temperature and ideal dilution of the drink.

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