3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Avèze Gentian Liqueur
3/4 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass.
After the Espolón Cocktail Fights event two Monday nights ago, I walked over to Estragon to meet up with Andrea at the tail end of her dinner. Andrea had already texted me that there was a Cynar drink in bartender Sahil Mehta's notebook that I would probably enjoy. Sahil later explained that he had created that recipe when he knew that Jen from Berkshire Mountain Distillers was stopping by the bar a week or two before. Moreover, he prefers this combination over the Last Word for the herbal notes in the Cynar and Avèze really bolster the botanical elements in the gin.