The choice is clear!

I have effervescent memories of drinking Original New York Seltzer as a kid. These sodas were popular in the 80’s and early 90’s, then they suddenly disappeared from store shelves. I did extensive research to find out why they were pulled, I haven’t come up with any answers. What matters is that in 2015, ONYS were brought back to the shelves and they’re even concocting new flavors (Orange Soda is coming soon).

Uh yeah, I'm a fan.
Uh, yeah, I may have a problem…

I was too young to even imagine ONYS as a cocktail mixer when it was available. So I decided the time has come for Millennials to experience our favorite clear soda with our liquor of choice. I teamed up with fellow Girls on Food blogger and Head Bartender at Restaurant Daniel in NYC, Marcie to develop a cocktail recipe using one of my favorite ONYS flavors, Peach Soda.

NYP

This cocktail is perfect for lounging on your stoop, people watching and enjoying a late-summer evening. The peaches were phenomenal this year that they deserved their own cocktail. So we put our heads together and created:

New York Peach

Ingredients 

1 oz bourbon (I like Old Forester Bourbon)
1/4 oz vanilla bean simple syrup (I like Sonoma Syrup Co’s)
1/2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 oz Original New York Seltzer Peach Soda
1/4 peach slice for garnish
1 thyme sprig for garnish

NY PeachIn a shaker, combine bourbon, vanilla bean syrup, orange and lemon juice. Shake with ice for 5 seconds. Strain into rocks glass. Add ice, top with ONYS Peach Soda. Garnish with yellow peach slice and fresh thyme sprig.

You can find a stores selling ONYS near you by using the handy store locator on their site.

Keep an eye out on Girls on Food for future cocktail recipes using ONYS!

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