1 1⁄2 oz Rye
1⁄2 oz Aquavit
3⁄4 oz Cynar
1⁄4 oz Herbal liqueur, Green Chartreuse
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.


While the other two combinations (rye/aquavit, Cynar/Chartreuse) were what inspired this drink, it was the Chartreuse-aquavit pairing that had a beautiful synergy here.


I was inspired by the rye-aquavit combination found in a few drinks that I have had and decided to mash it up with the Cynar, Chartreuse, and mole bitters trio from my Up Jumped the Devil (which I believe was inspired by The Drink of Laughter and Forgetting). For a name, I dubbed this one Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck after the title of Charles Bukowski's 1972 book of poetry.

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Picture of Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck
FRY 2021
Posted by yarm on 10/22/2021
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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