Bitter Giuseppe Cocktail

First featured on an early menu at the Violet Hour in Chicago, Stephen Cole’s Bitter Giuseppe cocktail has become a modern classic, with iterations popping up on menus at places like Cure in New Orleans and Elske and Ludlow Liquors in Chicago.

2 oz. Cynar
1 oz. sweet vermouth (Cole uses Carpano Antica)
¼ oz. fresh lemon juice
6 dashes orange bitters
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: lemon peel

Stir all the ingredients together in a mixing glass with ice until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over a single large ice cube and garnish.

Stephen Cole for the Violet Hour, Chicago


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