Katy Ziegler is a bartender at The Parched Pig in Palm Beach Gardens and she and her team make sophisticated cocktails inspired by music festivals. The all-lady team (okay, there is one guy now) has gained a reputation for making super creative and super innovative mix-drinks. They are scientist, or as they say "mixologists" blending sophisticated flavors into their spirits.
Their latest project has five cocktails on their summer menu inspired by music festivals. In the videos below Katy takes shows you in real-time how to make each one (you'll need the longer video because the drinks are really that complex).
Flower Crown (inspired by: Coachella)
A low ABV cocktail made with raspberry liqueur, house-made cucumber shrub, Lillet Rose, and a touch of orange juice topped with sparkling rose, this Coachella-inspired cocktail is pretty, refreshing and perfect for Instagram – just like the festival.
The Cherry Chesney
Named after Tortuga Festival (Fort Lauderdale’s country concert on the beach) headliner Kenny Chesney, this drink is super tiki with rum and sour cherry gin topped with Tequesta Brewing Company Chancellor Kolsch beer. Veronica, a mixologist at The Parched Pig, created this cocktail made with Bly Rum, Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin, Chinola Passionfruit Liqueur, Grapefruit Juice, Lime Juice, Cinnamon Surup, Sea Smoke & Smoked Cherry Bitters, topped with TBC Chancellor Kolsch beer.
Minnie’s Dusty Moon (inspired by: Burning Man)
Made with orange tea-infused tequila, smoked sugar and an oversized ice sphere, this smoking cocktail is inspired by Ziegler’s visit to Burning Man. The giant ice sphere was inspired by one of her favorite art installations of a giant moon over the Playa.
Never Grow Up (inspired by: Electric Forest Festival)
Made with Piney Gin, St. George’s Terroir and Grapefruit Kombucha and lit up with an LED ice cube, this cocktail is inspired by the Electric Forest Festival in Michigan which features an incredible light show at night.
The Banana Phone (Inspired by: Hulaween)
This Spiced Fernet Sour topped with an image of The Parched Pig’s own mixologist Rachel is inspired by her visit to the three-day Hulaween festival every year, where she dresses up in costume and enjoys sipping fernet.
The Parched Pig is located at 4580 Donald Ross Road Suite 100; Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. The Parched Pig is the latest endeavor from husband and wife team, Tim and Jenny Lipman. The Palm Beach Gardens “watering hole” opened in January.