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Little Italy

Little Italy

Ingredients (5)

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth, preferably Carpano Antica Formula
  • 1/2 ounce cynar
  • 1 maraschino cherry
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories211
  • Fat0.05g
  • Saturated fat0.02g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs7.3g
  • Fiber0.16g
  • Sugar6.73g
  • Protein0.04g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium2.4mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (1 servings) Powered by

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I first tried a version of this cocktail at Audrey Saunders’s Pegu Club in Manhattan. A sip later, I was hooked. If you are a Manhattan Cocktail drinker and want to change things up a bit, try this recipe. Angostura, traditionally used in a Manhattan, is replaced with cynar.

What to buy: Cynar is an Italian bitter apéritif made from about 13 herbs and plants, the most predominant of which is artichoke. It can be purchased at most liquor stores or online.

Carpano Antica Formula is the original vermouth, an apéritif made of white wine infused with herbs and spices and fortified with spirits. It was first made in Turin, Italy, in 1786 by Antonio Benedetto Carpano. It can be purchased at many liquor stores or online. Though Carpano Antica Formula has a singular taste, you can use any sweet vermouth in this drink.

Instructions

  1. 1At least 5 minutes before mixing your drink, place a 5-ounce coupe or glass in the freezer.
  2. 2Fill two-thirds of a pint glass or cocktail mixer with ice. Add the rye, vermouth, and cynar and stir vigorously for about 30 seconds. Place the cherry in the chilled glass, then strain the drink into the glass.
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