- 2 oz. Dovetail Florida rum
- 0.5 oz. espresso liqueur (Stirrings)
- 0.25 oz. Cynar
- 0.25 oz. lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into coupe.
The Bitter Giuseppe cocktail is nice low ABV cocktail with a Cynar base, so as you might imagine and as the name implies, it’s rather bitter. I like it, but wanted to riff on it with a reduction of the bitter Cynar, using rum as a base. With less bitter I didn’t require as much lemon to cut it, but there did need to be some sweetness added. The Stirrings espresso liqueur, which I bought years ago and have never seen since, has a nice sweet and bitter balance that fit well.
Well, I don’t know about Giuseppe, but I like it better.