1 oz Cynar
1⁄4 oz Bitters, Spanish Bitters (Adam Elmegirab's)
1 sli Orange
1 pn Salt (to rim glass)
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Instructions

Muddle orange slice. Add Cynar, Bonal, rum and bitters. Stir for 30 seconds. Partially rim glass with salt. Strain into glass, float Cream Sherry on top, and garnish.

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Created by
Zachary Pearson
Year
2011
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  • Notably low ABV
  • Excellent. Bitter and herbal with a nice amount of brown sugar / caramel from the LH 151, nuttiness from the sherry, and tartness from the orange. Creative and well balanced. — ★★★★★
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Comments

This looks really good. Do you think I it would be worth trying with lustau east india solera, or better to wait until I've found the specified cream sherry?


Christina,

Yeah, East India Solera would be a fine sub for Lustau Cream.

Thanks,

Zachary


Made it, and this is really good. I subbed smith and cross rum since I don't have the 151. I'm going to need more of the spanish bitters, as I fully intend to keep making this- thanks for sharing.


Christina,

Glad you like it - I can't recommend LH 151 enough. It gives you punch without much volume, and it's indispensable for infusions. If you can find the other Ed Hamilton rums (La Favorite, Duquesne, Neisson), you can find LH.

Thanks,

Zachary


Today I played with this a bit- it is still one of my favorite drinks, but I wanted something lighter, like a Duplex. I tried 1:.5:.5 Bonal:East India Solera Sherry: Cynar with an orange twist, Spanish bitters, and a little soda. I'm quite happy with it- thank you for giving me the idea to put these ingredients in the same glass!


Christina,

Interesting... did the soda work? I'd guess that with East India, the base would be sweet enough to stand up to the drying out effects of the soda.

Thanks,

Zachary


I tried it without the soda first, but I did prefer it with just a small amount to cut the sweetness. I have La Gitana Manzanilla and Lustau Amontillado in my cabinet as well, and I am going to try them here too when it is their turn to be open... The bonal/sherry/cynar combination is, for me, one of those synergistic and magical things, and I am so grateful that you made the initial suggestion.