1 1⁄2 oz Cynar
1⁄2 oz Herbal liqueur, Green Chartreuse
3⁄4 oz Lime juice
3⁄8 oz Ginger syrup (See notes)
3⁄8 oz Honey syrup (See notes)
2 ds Bitters, Angostura (Plus a spritz for garnish)

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a spritz of Angostura Bitters (substitute a few drops).


3/4 oz honey-ginger syrup. Using 3/8 oz of each ingredient works well too.


After writing up a Penicillin riff called the Juju Man, I became inspired to riff on its citrus, honey, ginger aspect. I mashed up this concept with the Cynar-Chartreuse The Drink of Laughter and Forgetting and named it A Kidnapped Drink after another Milan Kundera work, A Kidnapped West.

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