Blood Orange Negroni with Cynar

Cynar, in the amaro family of Italian bitter liqueurs, has a dark depth of flavor that plays well with the muddling of the blood orange segments. Swapping this and a splash of Aperol for the Campari gives this cocktail a unique flavor riff from the traditional Negroni ingredients. Sip and savor this blood orange cocktail for the next few weeks, while the citrus is still in season! Makes 1 cocktail.
½OZSweet Vermouth
½Xblood orange, reserve a long piece of zest for garnish
2Xdashes Angostura bitters

  1. Combine all spirits in a rocks glass.
  2. Slice the blood orange segments into halves, rind removed, and place in the rocks glass.
  3. With a muddler, gently press the blood orange segments into the alcohol to extract their juices. Muddle for about 30 seconds.
  4. Add the Angostura bitters, top with ice cubes, and stir the cocktail for 30 seconds. Top off with more ice, if necessary.
  5. Take the long blood orange twist, and slightly torch it with a match or lighter. Swirl the garnish into the glass, and sip away.

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