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. 


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 apĂ©ritif 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


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


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.