Shake, strain over pebble ice or crushed ice. Top with more ice, 2-3 dashes of Peychaud's and Angostura bitters, and a thin lemon twist snaked around the base of a slapped mint sprig. Serve with straw.
Along with great bakeries, cheap booze, trendy brunch spots, and recent hipsters looking to put all that nonsense behind them and settle down, Greenpoint, Brooklyn is home to a sizable Polish population. I honor them with this summery swizzle containing the Polish favorite bison grass vodka, matched here to pear brandy rather than the usual apple juice, and complemented with pie spice and elderflower flavors. Named for the nearby McCarren Park, with a tip of the hat to the classic Queen's Park Swizzle.