This bitter liqueur is an Italian aperitif, made from artichoke leaves and herbs infused in an alcohol base. Its name is derived from the property cynarin, which comes from artichokes and modifies taste buds.
Cynar's bitter taste is a nice change from the girly drinks you may have been encountering all summer long.
Check out Red Letter Day, to enjoy the flavor combination of Cynar, apple whisky, lemon, and ginger.
Red Letter Day
Created by Tonia Guffey, Dram
1 oz. Cynar
1 oz. Lairds Bonded Applejack
.75 oz. Fresh lemon
.5 oz. Homemade ginger syrup
.25 oz. house-made grenadine
Shake with ice (Kold Draft prefered). Strain into a Collins glass with a Kold Draft. Top with soda. Float of angostura bitters. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Tastes like boozy, manly, magic!
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