No Mint Bittered Cynar Julep

Rum, Cynar, Branca Menta, Bitters, Demerara syrup, Lime
1 12ozRum, Matusalem Classico
12ozBranca Menta
12ozDemerara syrup (scant)
1dsBitters, Angostura
1sliLime (end slice, squeezed, turned inside out)
Stir with ice and strain over fresh ice. Squeeze lime slice over drink -- like it's a twist, not a wedge, with skin out -- and drop it in.
Bitter haters, beware. Bitter lovers, I offer you love & happiness.
Variation on the Cynar Julep from Beta Cocktails.
Cocktail summary
Created byChris Amirault, eGullet
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
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Dan on 07/15/2010


Zachary Pearson's picture

It's pleasant. I subbed Clement VSOP for the Matusalem. I think it lacks a bit of oomph in the midpalate, and nothing really stands in the forefront. Perhaps a rinse of Fernet Branca to punch up the bitter?

From other users

Very challenging drink to be savored. The original would be too sweet for me. Added 1/4 oz lemon and omitted the syrup. (4 stars)

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