1 1⁄2 oz Rye, Rittenhouse 100
1 1⁄2 oz Cynar
1⁄2 oz Dry vermouth, Dolin
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)
Instructions

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Cocktail summary
Posted by bza on 6/12/2011
Created by
Tonia Guffey
Is an
authentic recipe
Reference

Gary Regan's Annual Manual for Bartenders (also in Beta Cocktails)

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(46 ratings)
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  • Seems like it is missing something, but still quite good! — ★★★★
  • Substitutions: - Noily & Prat instead of Dolin Dry Vermouth Bitter & Rye forward. — ★★★★
  • Substituted High West Double Rye American Whiskey for extra spice and bite, as well as using 1 oz of Priorat Natur Vermut (Spanish Vermouth) instead of dry vermouth and sherry to achieve 5-star rating. — ★★★★★
  • Delicious. Complex and balanced, Bitter, not painful. Cynar employed very successfully here. Used Valdespino Tio Diego Amontillado, but I imagine Lustau Los Arcos would be okay. — ★★★★★
  • Excellent. — ★★★★★
  • Earthy, chocolatey, sophisticated. — ★★★★★
  • Perfectly fine Manhattan substitute, but it seems a little less pungent and slightly weaker. Perhaps it's because I used fino sherry instead of amontillado. But I'm happy to have it. — ★★★
  • Dark & delicious. Not too bitter. — ★★★★
  • Smooth, good sipper, pleasantly bitter, complex. — ★★★★★
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Comments
Dan commented on 4/10/2012:

Delicious. The Amontillado I used was not particularly dry, and even then it wasn't too sweet. I used Regans' orange bitters since I think their function is to add depth and complexity, rather than just adding bright citrus notes. The bitters come through nicely on the nose. I used Wild Turkey 101 rye. A higher proof rye keeps counteract the other low-alcohol components. Thanks for pointing this one out.


Just had this again at Flatiron Lounge. What a drink. The spice of the rye and vermouth create a Bénédictine-like effect and the Amontilado adds a savory chocolate finish. Delicious front to back.