1⁄4 c Arugula
2 oz Vodka
3⁄4 oz Cynar
1 twst Lemon peel
Instructions

Muddle a small handful of arugula in a mixing glass. Add the vodka, Cynar, St. Germain, dash of celery bitters, and ice. Stir, and double strain into a chilled coupe. Express a lemon twist, rim the cup with it, and float it as a garnish.

Notes

This is a work in progress. I love arugula, and instinct tells me its peppery notes should harmonize well with various liquors and amari. Although the Arugula Mojito got notice a year or two back, there were no cocktail recipes here using it. Experiments with mezcal came to naught, but the Cynar seems to complement the arugula well, and the ever trusty St. Germain mellows the bitterness. I am eager to see more recipes herein with arugula. No need to be kind - critiques are welcome!

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  • I was expecting a hot grassy mess, but was pleasantly surprised by the subtle complexity of this. It may have helped that I used cucumber infused vodka which held it all together nicely. — ★★★★
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Comments

There's a place in Sorrento, Italy that sells Arugula liqueur called Fattoria Terranova. shop.fattoriaterranova.it