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Aster Family Sour
© Tina Rupp

Aster Family Sour

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 Drink

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.

cocktails Glassware Guide

  1. 1 1/2 ounces Cynar
  2. 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  3. 1/2 ounce Orgeat (almond-flavored syrup)
  4. 1 large egg white
  5. Ice
  6. 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, for garnish
  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.