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.
Cynar on its own is the most utter filth. I suppose every tourist in Italy tries it, but few a second time.
There are people who want to actually drink Cynar? I can see using it as a flavoring — it adds a lot of character. But as a drink?
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.
Never got hooked by soda pop myself, thank god. Spared myself that, at least.
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