1 1⁄2 oz Bourbon (original called for Fighting Cock, but any spicy bourbon will do)
1⁄4 oz Cynar
1⁄2 oz Grapefruit juice (pink is fine, but ruby red is excellent)

Shake with ice, strain, and serve up with an orange twist.


This cocktail was created for the 2009 Grand Marnier & Navan Mixology Summit in Vail, Colorado.

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Created by
Misty Kalkofen, Drink, Boston, Massachussetts
Is an
authentic recipe

From the now-defunct 'GM Cocktails' iPhone app.

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  • could stand more cynar but perhaps a stronger bourbon or maybe rye — ★★★
  • Small. Made with dry curacao and ruby red juice. Terrific on the nose, but unremarkable taste. — ★★★
  • Very orange-forward, as you might expect. Sort of a not-very-sour whiskey sour. — ★★★★
  • This has become one of my favorite cocktails of all time - it's pleasantly bitter, not too sweet, and has a nice lift from the grapefruit. I have yet to try it with rye, but I imagine it would be very nice.
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