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

Flamed Lemon Peel, Stir, Straight Up, Cocktail


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.

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Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
Created by
Gary Regan
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(20 ratings)
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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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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.