1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Water
2 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
For my last drink of the night at Lineage, I ended with a drink bartender Ryan Lotz mentioned before he told me about the Swizzles, namely the Monk's Thistle. The Monk's Thistle's high amaro content intrigued me but it seemed more like a closer than a show opener. Using Ben Sandrof's Silent Order as inspiration, Ryan changed the herbal and citrus part from muddled basil and lime juice to Cynar and orange bitters, respectively. Moreover, Ryan's use of Cynar as a flavor balance made me think of Scott Holliday's Rum Scaffa and perhaps Aaron Butler's Scottish Play.