Desk Job

"This drink is like a really bitter, dense rum and Coke -- it would be my go-to happy hour cocktail if I had a desk job!" says Donny Clutterbuck, head bartender at Cure in Rochester, New York.

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This recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.

  • Servings: 1 drink

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  • 3/4 ounce amber rum, preferably Ron Zacapa 23
  • 3/4 ounce overproof Jamaican rum, preferably Smith & Cross
  • 3/4 ounce Punt e Mes (spicy, orange-accented Italian sweet vermouth)
  • 3/4 ounce Cynar (bitter, artichoke-flavored aperitif)
  • Ice
  • 1 lime twist, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a mixing glass, combine the rums, Punt e Mes and Cynar. Fill the glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled, ice-filled rocks glass. Pinch the lime twist over the drink and add to the glass.

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