Midnight Cicada

Dark and bittersweet like an end of summer midnight on the porch...
1 12 oz Cynar
1 oz Nocino
1 oz Virgin Islands Rum, Cruzan Blackstrap (Any spiced dark or blackstrap rum is fine)
14 oz Lemon juice
1 ds Orange flower water (garnish)
1 twst Lemon peel (express and garnish)
1 twst Orange peel (express and garnish)
Stir liquor and lemon with ice, strain, pour over rocks, garnish.
Nice balance of sweet and bitter in the original - I added a teensy bit of sour, floral nose and deeper spicy undertone with the rum. Try it with rum and the original cachaca for a sweeter drink.
This is a riff on the house Amaro Cocktail at La Sirena Clandestina as found on Imbibe magazine website. Their version is good, but mine is less sweet and has a richer flavor.
© 2018 Dave Hebb
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