3/4 oz Beefeater Gin
1/2 oz Combier Orange Liqueur
1/4 oz Cynar
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
For my second drink at Lineage two Fridays ago, I asked bartender Ryan Lotz for something to go with the lemon-asparagus pizza that was arriving. With a base of half Dolin blanc vermouth, the drink was definitely in the territory to be a good aperitif. Moreover, the Cynar and orange liqueur would probably work well with the vegetables and citrus flavors in the pizza. At first I wondered if I had ever had a drink with Cynar and orange liqueur together, but I recalled the Rosemary's Baby that I had made and the Sous Le Soleil that Andrea let me have a taste of, but both of those were quite a while ago. Furthermore, I have had Cynar paired with orange juice in Mortal Sunset and Wayne Curtis' Tango #2 variation.