Mixology consultant Josh Durr insists on bonded bourbon (a high-octane version that is at least 50 percent alcohol) for this drink. "You need the higher proof to balance the cocktail," he says. "Lower proofs fall flat on the tongue."
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1 1/2 ounces bonded bourbon, such as Old Fitzgerald bottled in bond 100 proof
1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth
3/4 ounce Cynar (bitter artichoke aperitif)
1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
1 orange twist, for garnish
How to Make It
In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, vermouth, Cynar and maraschino liqueur; fill with ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled ice-filled double rocks glass and garnish with the orange twist.
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