1/2 oz Cynar
1/4 oz Ginger Liqueur (King's)
1/4 oz St. Germain
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
For the cocktail hour two Fridays ago, I decided to make the Thamyris found in Food & Wine: Cocktails 2010. The recipe was created by Chris Hannah from Arnaud's French 75 Bar in New Orleans, and Chris named the drink after a poet in Greek mythology who boasted that he could outsing the muses. Needless to say, Thamyris lost that competition, and they punished him by blinding him and depriving him of his ability to create poetry and play the lyre. For the drink, I selected our bottle of Farmer's Gin for I felt that its floral notes would bolster the small amount of St. Germain in the mix.