Poor Liza Cocktail Recipe

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Wildwood Speakeasy New Year’s Eve party! How did you guys do on that Vintage Floral Inspired Centerpiece Laura from Avery Street Design created? It was seriously breathtaking! I can’t wait to make one of my own. So lovely and whimsical. Tomorrow Grace from The Big Reveal is up, but first, I’m going to show you how to make a little signature cocktail for this shindig. Here is the Poor Liza Cocktail Recipe.

On January 16, 1920, the 18th Amendment passed. Otherwise known as Prohibition. Did they really think people would stop drinking? BAHAHAHA…ya, no. Potions were mixed combining spirits, juices, syrups and a couple dashes of this or that. People found innovative ways to consume alcohol and speakeasys started popping up everywhere. Secret places, anywhere from basements to abandoned buildings had back entrances, secret passwords, special knocks and membership cards. Booze was limited and bartenders created cocktail recipes that have stood the test of time. Clearly they took their potions seriously.

Poor Liza Cocktail Recipe

 

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One of my favorite speakeasy bars in Chicago, The Violet Hour, has a drink called Poor Liza. A masterpiece cocktail recipe created by Toby Maloney and a personal favorite poison of mine. But buyer beware, it packs a punch, hence the smaller portion. This perfect elixir has an old school feel with a modern twist. A cocktail to share over stories with friends, laughing and clinking glasses. A specialty drink that will make your Wildwood Speakeasy New Years Eve theme party one for the books.

Poor Liza Cocktail Recipe

YIELDS 1 COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS

2 oz Spirit Of Pear, Pear Brandy
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz Lemon Juice (I use fresh squeezed)
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
3 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Shake and strain. I prefer mine over ice.

To make the simple syrup, you will need 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup water. In a medium sauce pan, combine the sugar and water. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Cool and keep refrigerated in a glass jar for 1 month.

Poor Liza Cocktail Recipe

Check out how you can complete the Wildwood Speakeasy New Years Eve theme party by stopping over to see Grace at The Big Reveal tomorrow for a photobooth backdrop DIY and don’t forget to stop back here everyday for the remainder of the week for more Wildwood Speakeasy New Year’s Eve DIY ideas and even a free downloadable New Year’s Eve invitation printable! Yep that’s right, we are giving you EVERYTHING you need to create the party of your dreams because that’s how we roll.

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15 Comments

  1. […] has all the details and a recipe over on her blog today!  Stop by to find out how to make your own Poor Liza. And, come back tomorrow! We are […]

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  2. Brynne@TheGatheredHome December 10, 2014

    Mmm, this cocktail sounds so delicious, and your collaborative party idea is genius – GENIUS!

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  3. Grace @ The Big Reveal December 10, 2014

    I love this recipe and your pictures are gorgeous! So glad we are partying together!

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  10. Andrea | The Pink Bride March 4, 2015

    Sounds like the perfect option any time of year!

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    • kyla March 5, 2015

      It really is Andrea! Thanks so much for stopping over!

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  12. sabrinareisphotography May 12, 2015

    Looks so gorgeous and sounds so delicious! Where is that glass from??

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  13. Eden Passante February 15, 2017

    Sounds delicious!!

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    • kyla February 21, 2017

      It really is! And your comment is reminding me just how much I should make one soon…hmmmm, but it’s only 9:17AM LOL =) Thanks for stopping by Eden!

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