3⁄4 oz Rye, Rittenhouse 100
1⁄2 oz Cynar
1⁄2 oz Gran Classico
1 twst Orange peel
Instructions

Stir everything but the orange twist over ice. Strain into a coupe or Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with an orange twist and a raisin. Enjoy.

Notes

Inspired by the "Foregone Conclusion" cocktail in Brad Parson's Amaro book.

History

As of November 2020.

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Comments

Lovely - but way too big for a normal Nick & Nora. Put it in an Old Fashioned glass with a big rock, then sit back and enjoy.


Only a standard 3 oz drink, so not too big for a traditional cocktail glass


Did you use Cynar 70 rather than regular Cynar (based on your picture) ?


Excellent. Originally I misread the ingredients as Gran Gala and sub'd Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao and thought "wow, that's a lot of orange". This time I sub'd Campari and loved it. Complex. Everything I like about a Vieux Carre and a Boulevardier.


Being strapped for ingredients, I used equal parts cheap brandy, Japanese whisky, classic Cynar, and Gran Classico. The result is nutty, boozy, a little sweet - a great slow sipper.