Friday, February 12, 2021


1 1/2 oz Ford's Gin (Beefeater)
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Maple Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.

Two Fridays ago, I turned to the Hawthorne's bar bible and spotted the Wayfarer by Mackenzie Cavanagh circa 2016 which was captioned, "it is better to travel well than to arrive." The combination of maple syrup and Cynar was one that worked well in a variety of drinks including the Mortal Sunset and Sherry Duval, so I was curious to see how it would work with gin and lime here.
The Wayfarer proffered pine and lime notes over richer maple aromas. Next, lime with maple's flavors and mouthfeel on the sip led into gin, maple, and bitter earthy aspects from the Cynar on the swallow.

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