Just picked up my first bottle of Cynar yesterday, it’s an Amaro/bitters sort of beverage that is newer (1950s) than some of the multi-century liqueurs I’ve been playing with. Supposedly it is unique in that it includes artichoke as an ingredient, but you surely can’t taste it separately.
I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for the Casino Soul, and now I can. I have to say, the sweetness of the bianco barely masks the bitters – each sip is like a little pinch to wake you up. Very flavorful, but if you don’t like drinking Amaros or Negronis you’re not going to like this. I would also like to try this with a better quality rum – my bar is weak in that area.
- 1 1/2 oz light rum
- 3/4 oz Cynar
- 3/4 oz Bianco vermouth
Stir. I didn’t garnish this one.