Better, Giuseppe?

Better, Giuseppe?

  • 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.

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