• BrightRx: PARASOL Gin Fizz

BrightRx: PARASOL Gin Fizz

Recipe by: Elliott Clark

Welcome to August's BrightRx: Cocktail Edition.

Vinegar is widely known as an indispensable tool in the kitchen. It brightens salad dressings and restores balance in dishes. However, vinegar also makes a refreshing, delicious addition to cocktails. Its acidity packs a punch in drinks, and it is a fun and delicious way to transform your cocktails. Shrubs, or drinking vinegars, have been a significant element in drinks for years, dating back to Ancient Rome. We asked the talented Elliott Clark to create a cocktail recipe for us using our new vinegars, RAPTURE and PARASOL.


Pictured: Gin fizz with Brightland's parasol

Elliott Clark, also known as the Apartment Bartender, is a well-respected tastemaker, cocktail creator, spirits writer, and photographer in the spirits industry. What started out as a hobby for making cocktails at home has developed into a full-blown career that takes Elliott all over the world mixing drinks for some of the world’s most notable brands, and making the world of spirits more accessible to the at-home cocktail enthusiast. Elliott also serves as the Resident Bartender for Food52. He has shared a recipe with us for a PARASOL Gin Fizz.


  • 1 Combine all ingredients, except for soda water, into a cocktail shaker and muddle the strawberry.
  • 2 Add ice to the cocktail shaker and shake to chill the drink. Fine strain the cocktail into a Collins glass over ice, and top with soda water.
  • 3 Garnish with a strawberry slice and basil leaf.