1 1⁄2 oz Rum, Matusalem Classico
1 oz Cynar
1⁄2 oz Branca Menta
1⁄2 oz Demerara syrup (scant)
1 sli Lime (end slice, squeezed, turned inside out)

Stir with ice and strain over fresh ice. Squeeze lime slice over drink -- like it's a twist, not a wedge, with skin out -- and drop it in.


Bitter haters, beware. Bitter lovers, I offer you love & happiness.


Variation on the Cynar Julep from Beta Cocktails.

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Posted by Dan on 7/15/2010
Created by
Chris Amirault, eGullet
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  • Thanks for an opportunity to use some Branca Menta. Cynar adds a savoriness to the drink. — ★★★★
  • Rum- bitter, herbal, sweet
  • Very challenging drink to be savored. The original would be too sweet for me. Added 1/4 oz lemon and omitted the syrup. — ★★★★
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It's pleasant. I subbed Clement VSOP for the Matusalem. I think it lacks a bit of oomph in the midpalate, and nothing really stands in the forefront. Perhaps a rinse of Fernet Branca to punch up the bitter?