I’ll admit it: I have a mild case of Negroni fatigue. It’s a good drink, for sure — and when it’s beautifully made, I readily succumb to its charms — but its ubiquity in recent years has become a tiny bit tiresome. So I welcome its rarer, lighter cocktail cousin, the Cyn Cyn, in which Cynar — the wonderful, mysterious, arguably underappreciated amaro made with artichoke — replaces Campari. It’s a favorite aperitivo of the author Elizabeth Minchilli, whose elegant, straightforward recipe this is.
- 1oz. Cynar
- 1oz. gin
- 1oz. red vermouth
- Meyer lemon (if possible — if not, regular lemon will suffice)
Step 1Pour liquids into a rocks glass, and add a squeeze of Meyer lemon. Add as much ice as will fit. Optional garnish: a twist of lemon peel.