Cynar Negroni

On Friday Nick and I played host to my brother and our favorite bartender, Parker.  The weather had taken a dive and we didn't feel much like hiking to the liquor store after work.  We ended up improvising with some items we had on hand and came up with a delightful fall cocktail. 

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Ever since a boozy night in Venice with my uncles a few years ago, I have been a big Negroni fan.  The addictive bittersweet taste of Campari led me to seek out similar bitter apéritif liqueurs.  Lately I've been enjoying Cynar, which is made from artichokes and other herbs and plants.  Ordinarily, I simply drink Cynar over ice, but we decided to try it out in place of Campari in a Negroni.  The results were delicious. 

Cynar Negroni

Ingredients

1 oz Cynar
1 oz gin
1 oz sweet vermouth
Dash Angostura bitters
2 orange slices
Ice

Method

Pour the first four ingredients over ice in a tall cocktail glass and stir.  Squeeze the juice from one orange slice into the drink and garnish with the other slice.

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jak - a well made negroni is such a terrific thing. cynar is an interesting idea… will definitely try it out.

jak - a well made negroni is such a terrific thing. cynar is an interesting idea… will definitely try it out.

gemma - I agree. I’m so glad they were introduced to me when they were. I hope you enjoy this twist on it!

gemma - I agree. I’m so glad they were introduced to me when they were. I hope you enjoy this twist on it!

Joelen - This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Joelen - This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

art - I too am a Negroni fan. And a fan of pretty much anything with gin. Does the Cynar have a noticeable artichoke flavor?

art - I too am a Negroni fan. And a fan of pretty much anything with gin. Does the Cynar have a noticeable artichoke flavor?

Gemma - Hi Art,
Cynar does not have a noticeable artichoke flavor to me. It is definitely more earthy than a fruity Campari, but it will compliment a wide variety of mixers.
Enjoy, it is one of my favorites!

Gemma - Hi Art,
Cynar does not have a noticeable artichoke flavor to me. It is definitely more earthy than a fruity Campari, but it will compliment a wide variety of mixers.
Enjoy, it is one of my favorites!

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