Start with one "baker's" pinch of salt in a rocks glass. Add the Cynar and briefly stir. Add the Punt e Mes, bitters, lemon juice and ice. Stir briefly to incorporate. Taste, looking for only the faintest hint of salt. If the drink tastes salty, throw out your first attempt and adjust your salt levels. When the salt level is correct, express the oil from five swatch of lemon peel onto the surface of the cocktail, dropping one in along the side of the glass, skin side facing in. An 1/8 rim of salt will allow your guest to experiment with a few salty sips. Making the following sips pleasantly sweet, which will not make your brain hurt.
2 oz Cynar
18 dr Lemon juice
2 pn Salt (sea salt)
5 twst Lemon peel
Kirk Estopinal, Cure, New Orleans, LA
Cynar, Sweet vermouth, Orange bitters, Lemon juice, Lemon peel, Salt