Cynar Sour.
© Tina Rupp

Cynar Sour

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

"Cynar is so distinctively Italian," says Francesco Lafranconi about the bitter artichoke liqueur. "It has a very pleasing burnt-sugar, earthy, bittersweet flavor."

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  1. Ice
  2. 2 ounces Cynar
  3. 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  4. 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/4 ounce agave nectar
  6. 1/2 large egg white (optional)
  7. 1 baby cucumber, halved and skewered on a pick (optional), and 3 long, thin strips of orange zest, for garnish
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the garnishes and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe or snifter and garnish with the baby cucumber and orange zest.