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).
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.
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
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
In 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.