Aster Family Sour

Rob Roy • Seattle

The predominant ingredient in the herbal Italian liqueur Cynar is artichoke, a member of the aster family. While Cynar is traditionally drunk neat or on the rocks as a digestif, Zane Harris uses it as the base for this delicious bittersweet sour.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 Drink

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  • 1 1/2 ounces Cynar
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Orgeat (almond-flavored syrup)
  • 1 large egg white
  • Ice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Cynar, lemon juice, orgeat and egg white and shake well. Add ice and shake again. Strain into a chilled coupe, add the bitters and swirl decoratively.

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published October 2011

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