Author Notes: Inspired by the bitter and sweet notes in both espresso and the Venetian amaro Cynar, and my love of bourbon, I stirred up this cocktail that somehow synthesizes both of those flavors into a rich, chocolatey-tasting cocktail. The sweet vermouth and orange bitters rounds out the edges—and the night's just getting started. —Samantha Weiss Hills
Makes: 1 drink
ounce Cynar, an Italian bitter liqueur
ounce (1 shot) espresso
ounce sweet vermouth
dashes Regan's orange bitters
- In a shaker or 16-ounce glass, add the bourbon, Cynar, espresso, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Fill the glass with ice and stir with a cocktail stirrer for about 30 turns.
- Strain into a rocks glass with 1 large ice cube, and garnish with an orange slice.
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