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


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

Tested by Jason Wilson and Michael Taylor.

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