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Bitter Giuseppe Cocktail

Bitter Giuseppe Cocktail

A modern classic with Cynar, sweet vermouth, lemon and orange bitters.

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.

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