3 oz Rye
1 oz Cynar
1⁄2 oz Nocino (Or Nocello)
1 twst Orange peel (Garnish)

Combine salt water, rye, Cynar, and nocino in a mixing glass, add ice and stir till chilled. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass and garnish with the orange twist and a candied walnut.


To make the sea salt water, combine 2 Tbs sea salt into a 1/2 cup boiling water, stirring till dissolved. Chill well before use.

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Pip Hanson, Marvel Bar, Minneapolis
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  • Nice, but hard to get the salt just right. Also, I tried it it with a dash of orange flower water instead of orange twist (out of oranges - can you believe it?) Not quite the same, but nice alternative. — ★★★★
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Delicious and the salt solution really ties it all together. I usually make it with 2 oz rye, 3/4 oz cynar, 1/4 oz nocello, 2 drops salt solution as I find the original a bit large. 4/5.

I have messed around with this recipe and I have had it at the Marvel Bar.  I personally like it best with 2 drops of salt solution and I prefer Braulio over the Cynar in the same ratio. 

I like bitter drinks,. But this was like drinking a glass of campari and nothing else. No depth. No complexity. Just a lot of bitter. It could be that I chose the wrong nocino (Eda Rhyne Rustic Nocino). Or perhaps Old Overholt 86 was the wrong rye.