1 1⁄2 oz Cognac
1⁄2 oz Sweet vermouth
1⁄2 oz Cynar
1 twst Lemon peel (flamed, as garnish)
Instructions

Flamed Lemon Peel, Stir, Straight Up, Cocktail

Notes

With mostly Cognac, the spicy vermouth and bitter Cynar tones are more muted than, say, in a Negroni. Good, slow-drinking, slightly challenging. Made with Couvoisier VSOP.

Cocktail summary
Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
Created by
Gary Regan
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  • Very good. In between a Manhattan and Negroni. Made with Maison Rouge VSOP and Carpano Antica. — ★★★★
  • Made with Maison Rouge VSOP and Cocchi di Torino. Cocoa flavors come through strong. — ★★★★
  • Delicious, J likes. Cognac makes for a nice sweetness. — ★★★★
  • Very complex flavors, slight hint of root beer, but not enough to dissuade me. — ★★★★
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Comments

OMG! I upped the Cynar and vermouth (Cocchi di Torino) just a bit and used some mid grade VS cognac and it was out of this world! subtle sweet vanilla/chocolate body with that bitter kick at the end.