This cocktail grew out of my love for the amazing combination of Wild Turkey Rye and Cynar. I've paired Cynar with every other rye that has graced my home and none meshes with its bitter medicinal qualities like the Wild Turkey does. Therefore I must exclaim at the outset that there are to be NO SUBSTITUTIONS.
... okay, substitute all you want, I'll never know.
3 chunks lemon
5 mint leaves
1tbsp simple syrup
1.5oz Wild Turkey rye
- combine lemon, mint, and simple syrup in a shaker tin and muddle
- add rye and Cynar, add ice, shake heartily
- double strain over ice in a cold rocks glass
- garnish with mint if you're that type of person