Park Avenue Cocktail Recipe

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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 Park Avenue cocktail is a classic drink that dates back to the early 20th century. It was named after the famous Park Avenue in New York City, known for its luxurious and upscale atmosphere. This cocktail was popular among the high society and was often enjoyed at sophisticated gatherings and parties.

  • Originated in the early 1900s
  • Named after Park Avenue in New York City
  • Popular among high society and upscale events

How Park Avenue Tastes?

The Park Avenue cocktail has a well-balanced, fruity, and slightly sweet taste. It is refreshing, smooth, and has a hint of citrus. The combination of gin, pineapple juice, and orange curaçao creates a delightful and sophisticated flavor profile.

Interesting facts about Park Avenue

  • The Park Avenue cocktail is sometimes referred to as the 'cousin' of the more famous Waldorf cocktail.
  • The drink was featured in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, a classic cocktail recipe book.
  • The Park Avenue is often served in a chilled martini glass, giving it an elegant and refined presentation.


A few good options for Park Avenue are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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The backbone of the Park Avenue cocktail. At 2 oz, it provides a robust, botanical base that's essential for the drink's complexity. Less gin would result in a too sweet and weak drink, while more could overpower the other flavors. If you substitute with vodka, you'll lose the herbal notes that make this drink sing.

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Pineapple Juice

At 1 oz, pineapple juice offers a tantalizing tropical twist. It's the dash of vacation your palate ordered! Miss it out, and you'll lose the Park Avenue's signature exotic appeal. A splash more makes it too fruity, less and you may not even know it's there.

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Orange Curaçao

0.5 oz of this liqueur adds a subtle bittersweet orange vibe. More would bully the gin out of the limelight, less and it'd be a wallflower in the taste profile. Triple sec could be a stand-in, but expect a less profound orange flavor.

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Fresh Lime Juice

The 0.25 oz ensures a zingy freshness which balances the sweetness. More could turn the cocktail into a sour affair; less and you might as well call it a soft drink. Lemon juice is a potential substitute, but the lime is what brings the tropical harmony.

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A 1 tsp splash of this sweet-tart syrup for color and a hint of pomegranate. Overdo it, and you're boarding the syrupy express. Forget it, and you'll miss the rosy blush that makes the cocktail as pretty as a cityscape sunset. Rose syrup could work, but it's more floral and less tart.

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Orange Twist and Cherry

These garnishes aren't just eye candy; they provide an aromatic preview that teases the sip and enhances the overall experience. Absence of these elements would leave the cocktail naked and less inviting.

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Recipe. How to make Park Avenue Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add gin, pineapple juice, orange curaçao, fresh lime juice, and grenadine to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until chilled and combined.
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with an orange twist and a cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to ensure all ingredients are well combined.
  • Always use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill the martini glass before serving to keep the cocktail cool for longer.

Perfect Pairings


  • The bright citrus notes of the cocktail pair excellently with grilled shrimp or a crab salad.

Spicy Dishes

  • Try with Thai or Mexican dishes where the sweetness of the pineapple can complement the heat.


  • Pair with a tropical fruit tart or lemon sorbet for a sweet ending to a meal.

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What you could change in Park Avenue

  • Gin: Can be replaced with vodka for a less botanical flavor.
  • Orange Curaçao: Triple sec can be used as a substitute.
  • Pineapple Juice: Mango juice can be used for a tropical twist.

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Berry Avenue

  • Swap the Grenadine: Use raspberry syrup instead of grenadine.
  • Add muddled berries: Before shaking, muddle a handful of fresh berries in the shaker.
  • Recipe: Follow the original, but with the berry changes. The result is a fruitier, berry-forward cocktail with a lovely deep red hue and a hint of summer romance.

Herbal Park

  • Herb-infused Gin: Use a gin infused with additional herbs like rosemary or basil.
  • Add Basil leaves: To shake things up, add a few basil leaves into the shaker before mixing.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe using the herb-infused gin and basil leaves. This twist offers a garden-fresh note and an intriguingly complex herbal taste that herb-lovers would jubilate over.

Sparkling Avenue

  • Top with Bubbles: After straining into the glass, top with a splash of champagne or sparkling wine.
  • Use Lemon instead of Lime: adds a different citrus profile with a sparkling zesty lift.
  • Recipe: After shaking and straining, top the cocktail with the bubbly. This effervescent twist is perfect for a celebratory toast, marrying the cocktail's citrus-and-gin charm with the joy of bubbles.

In case you forgot basics how to make Park Avenue

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 Park Avenue

Can I use other types of glass to serve the Park Avenue cocktail?

Yes, you can, although a martini glass is traditional. Any type of cocktail glass will work.

What is the alcohol content in gin?

Gin typically contains between 35% and 47% alcohol by volume.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Park Avenue cocktail?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version by substituting the gin and orange curacao with non-alcoholic alternatives.

Is the Park Avenue cocktail suitable for a vegan diet?

Yes, the ingredients in a Park Avenue cocktail are suitable for a vegan diet.

What are some other classic cocktails from the early 20th century?

Other classic cocktails from the early 20th century include the Manhattan, Martini, and Negroni.

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