Sparkling Cynar Cocktail Recipe

The perfect balance of sweet and bitter that will keep you coming back for more

For the uninitiated, Cynar is a bitter and sweet liqueur made from artichokes, and while it's suitable for sipping on its own or with a little soda, the spirit is also great in cocktails. This recipe from Sother Teague, beverage director of NYC's famed bitters bar, Amor y Amargo, combines Cynar with grapefruit juice, rum and seltzer for an effervescent you won't be able to put down. It's bright, herbal and refreshing, so it's perfect for spring.

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Recipe adapted from Sother Teague, Amor y Amargo, NYC

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Build this refreshing sparkling cocktail with dark rum, grapefruit juice and Cynar for a bitter and refreshing drink you won't be able to put down.
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Total time: 5 minutes
  • 1 ounce Cynar
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • Ice
  • 3 to 4 ounces seltzer, chilled
  1. Pour the first 3 ingredients into a highball glass. Fill the glass with ice, then top with seltzer and serve.
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