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L.A. mixologist Tina Ross has been tinkering with this drink for years. She makes the rendition here with the nicely bitter aperitif Cynar. “Each time I make a new version, people say, ‘Don’t change it!’—but I do and they love it.” Slideshow:  Aperitif RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015 

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Photo: © Lucas Allen
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 medium strawberries, sliced, plus 1 slice for garnish

  • 1 1/2 ounces tawny port

  • 3/4 ounce pineapple gum syrup (see Note)

  • 1/2 ounce Cynar (bitter artichoke aperitif)

  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • Ice

  • 3/4 ounce chilled dry sparkling wine

  • 3 dashes of absinthe


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the 2 strawberries. Add the port, gum syrup, Cynar and lemon juice. Fill the shaker with ice, shake well and fine-strain into a large chilled coupe. Top with the sparkling wine and absinthe and garnish with the strawberry slice.


Pineapple gum syrup, thickened pineapple-flavored simple syrup, is available from

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