It’s hard to imagine that there is such a thing as a desert oasis, but tucked away in the middle of the desert, revamped from Gene Autry’s former Melody Ranch is the Parker Palm Springs. It would take several posts to explain how beautiful, and relaxing an experience one can have on the property. Off hand, you will find one of the world’s only five star diners: Norma’s . With its signature Claw’s & Chip’s Gone Fishing, (lobster and Chilean bass and chips) and the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata which comes complete with 10 oz Sevruga Caviar, Norma’s gives indulgent comfort food a ‘foodie’ makeover. The Parker also boasts other culinary delights at its restaurant, Mister Parker which I can go ‘on-and on’ about. But turning my attention poolside, anyone who has visited can tell you about Mr. Parker’s enviable Lemonade Stand which has the tastiest Muddled Lemons ever. In this last visit I was able to learn the secret mix that makes Mr. Parker’s Muddled Lemons the best in the world. So what is the secret?
The Lemonade Stand makes no effort to hide their recipe to the famed Muddled Lemon, its painted on the back wall of its bar:
1 Mashed Lemon
Muddle with Citrus Vodka
Top with Lemon Soda
Secrets to the Muddled Lemon
But it was while watching our great ‘lemon’ (bartenders as they are affectionately called at the Lemonade Stand) work tirelessly in the desert heat that I learned a few tricks.
Sliced Lemons should be muddled with a muddler only after 1/2 cup of ice has been poured on the slices
Be Generous with your Citrus Vodka
Add 3-4 tablespoons of Limoncello( The secret sauce)
Use Mineral Water or Soda Water for Sugar Free Version
There you have it–ready for you to try at home.
With one last secret: Drinking it poolside, makes it taste much much better…
Photos: PlATFORM et cie.