If rush hour traffic on Route 28 in Manassas Park is driving you to drink, then try a Manassas Park, a gin-based cocktail recently named after the small city.
Clarence Yoder, a writer for the blog, A History of Drinking, was traveling through Manassas Park one day in March and was inspired to name a drink after the city, Gregory Priebe the creator of the blog, said in an email.
“I don’t live in Manassas Park, but I would drink a Manassas Park,” Yoder wrote in a March 27 post.
The name is a spin on the name of another, more popular drink, the Central Park, Priebe said.
"The drink itself is a variant of the established "Central Park" (a very Bloody-Mary-like drink, with a few tweaks) cocktail, developed when we were reviewing the Martin Miller Gin product line for our site,” he said. “Given the different flavor profile of the Martin Miller Gin, it was decided that this version of the drink warranted its own name.”
The writer was driving through the city and the name stuck, Priebe said.
Ready to try a Manassas Park?
2 ounces Martin Miller Gin
3 drops of vanilla extract
4 ounces tomato juice
1 ounces lime juice
pinch of cayenne pepper
Shake together and strain into a highball glass. Garnish with cherry tomato. —A History of Drinking