A Taste of Palm Springs: The Parker Palm Springs Hotel's Famous Lemonade Recipe

At the glamorous, vibrant, Jonathan Adler-designed Parker Palm Springs, the hotel's six dining venues are staples of the greater Palm Springs scene—especially Norma's for brunch and mister parker's for dinner. But a particularly beloved standout is the Pétanque court-side Lemonade Stand, with its yellow striped awning and freshly pressed concoctions that celebrate the bounty of the estate's own groves. Here, the property shares its signature lemonade recipe—and how to turn it into a refreshing poolside cocktail—for your next spring soirée.

The Parker Palm Springs Lemonade

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  • 2 ounces of fresh estate lemon juice (or other fresh, organic lemon juice)
  • 6 teaspoons of organic sugar cane
  • Glassware: 18-ounce wine glass


  • Squeeze organic lemons
  • Pour 2 ounces of lemon juice into a tumbler
  • Add the 6 teaspoons of sugar to the tumbler and stir vigorously
  • Add ice
  • Top with fresh filtered water
  • Garnish with lemon wheel

The Parker Palm Springs Muddled Lemon Cocktail

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  • 2 ounces Parker Palm Springs Lemonade (recipe above)
  • 2 ounces Grey Goose Le Citron vodka
  • 1 ounce Limoncello
  • Top with 1/2 Sprite and 1/2 soda water
  • Garnish: Lemon wheel
  • Glassware: 18-ounce wine glass

INSTRUCTIONS (Method: Build)

  • Add 2 ounces of Parker Palm Springs Lemonade in the bottom of a tumbler
  • Measure spirit and cordial, add to the tumbler
  • Fill with ice and stir vigorously with a bar spoon
  • Pour into glass
  • Top with Sprite and soda water
  • Garnish with lemon wheel


The Parker Palm Springs

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Designer Jonathan Adler’s now classic mid-century interiors wowed the travel world when The Parker Palm Springs opened in 2005. The property and its charming, landscaped grounds and pools still beguile, and recent renovations to many guest bathrooms, all twelve villas and other updates elsewhere help to keep up the Holly Golightly sparkle its fans adore.

Once owned by Western movie star Gene Autry, the estate stands out as a uniquely captivating retreat (and despite its expansive size, it maintains an air of privacy and exclusivity). Dotted within the lush greenery that fills the grounds, you can find hidden gems like croquet lawns, fire pit seating, a fragrant herb garden, hammocks, two pools and more, all while walking through the intricate pathways.


Published onApril 10, 2024

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