Before Sacramento was renamed the Farm to Fork Capital, the city’s slogan was The City of Trees. You see, the city has more trees per capita here than anywhere else in the world—and a good percentage of them in my South Land Park neighborhood are citrus.
We created this sidecar-inspired recipe right after we moved in to take advantage of our twice-a-year abundance of oranges from the two 50+ years-old orange trees in our backyard (one tangerine, the other navel).
Bourbon is the perfect partner for the fresh orange juice, and was the preferred cocktail spirit of my grandma who lived here in Sacramento. I used my vintage-inspired TWA cocktail stirrers in honor of her perfectly mid-century modern aesthetic.
Cheers to you, Nanny!
The Land Park Cocktail
- 1 orange peel or small orange wedge sliver optional
- 1 stirring stick optional
- Fill a double old fashioned glass 2/3 of the way full with ice.
- Add 1 cup of ice to cocktail shaker.
- Add cocktail ingredients to the shaker then top with the shaker lid or second half.
- Shake well until ingredients are thoroughly mixed or the shaker becomes frosty (approximately 10 seconds).
- Remove top of shaker and strain the cocktail into a double old fashioned glass with i
- Garnish with a sliver of orange peel from the orange you used to make the cocktail.