Cocktail Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes:

The “Wry Lemon” cocktail at Greenwich Village’s great Cornelia Street Café: Templeton Rye, Cynar, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Dutchess Colonial bitters. The drink is special to the Cornelia Street Café but it’s so excellent, and in such a self-evident and straightforward-seeming way, that I found myself wondering why it hasn’t already attained classic status. The murky-yet-crisp, sweet/bitter/whiskey thing was most of what was going on, but it was enough to make the whole evening feel like a giddy swirl of funky downtown elegance. Cynar, I learned from our friendly bartender, is a versatile bitter Italian liqueur based on (get this) artichokes. Sipping bliss.

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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6 Responses to Cocktail Du Jour

  1. dearieme says:

    Cynar on its own is the most utter filth. I suppose every tourist in Italy tries it, but few a second time.


  2. dearieme says:

    But then I don’t understand why any adult would drink coke. Other people’s tastes are a mystery especially when they are essentially childish.


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