1 oz Gin, Citadelle
3⁄4 oz Cynar
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice
3 dr Bitters, Angostura (as garnish)

Dry shake all ingredients except the Angostura. Add ice and shake again until cold. Double strain into a coupe glass. Add three drops of Angostura on top and swirl into the foam with a straw of bar spoon creating a spiral on top.


The Angostura doesn't really add to the flavor of the drink but it does add a pleasant aroma and the spiral adds eye appeal. This exemplifies my favorite style of drink. A perfect balance of sweet, sour, and bitter. Also I love the texture of egg white paired with the bitterness of the Cynar.


I created this drink at the Grand Trunk Pub in Detroit. I entered it in the Domaine de Canton cocktail competition but they apparently didn't find it as appealing as I do. This is what I want to drink at the end of a long week, hence the name.

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Brian Vollmer, Grand Trunk Pub, Detroit, MI
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  • Very good. Not too sweet. — ★★★★
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It seems like Angostura and egg white are in this drink, but neither make the ingredient list. Am I missing something?

Good catch, fixed. I know that some people put garnishes in instructions and some put them in the body of the drink marked "as garnish". I tend to prefer putting them in the ingredient list.