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Casino Soul

Casino Soul 1.000

Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post

Spirits Feb 15, 2012

This cocktail is a wonderful example of what bianco/blanc vermouth can do to balance a barrel-aged aged spirit and a bitter spirit. Mike Treffehn calls for El Dorado 12-year-old rum from Guyana. Jason Wilson recommends using a VSOP rhum agricole from Martinique.

Cynar is an artichoke-based Italian amaro. As for the bianco or blanc vermouth, look for Martini or Dolin.


Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces aged rum
  • 3/4 ounce bianco/blanc vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce Cynar (see headnote)

Directions

Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice. Add the rum, vermouth and Cynar. Stir vigorously, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.


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Recipe Source

Adapted from Mike "The Juice" Treffehn of Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. in Philadelphia.

Tested by Jason Wilson and Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 160


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 6g 2%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 6g

Protein: 0g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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