Artichoke Spritzer- #FlowerCocktailHour!
I’m creating a cocktail with an unusual ingredient – a liqueur made from artichokes - and other herbs and plants. It’s dark brown and has a bittersweet flavor. I’ve acquired a taste for bitter flavored liquors… I love it mixed with Lemon Soda… it’s a wonderful aperitif- and it’s simple- and you can garnish it with fresh herbs.
Artichokes have a uniquely bitter taste- and this classic aperitif – helps aid digestion – and is the perfect starter to any flower cocktail hour… I love the rich brown coloration- and I enjoy this particular cocktail frequently throughout the summer! It’s not too sweet- and certainly refreshing!
Recipe and Instructions:
- Fill a Highball or Collins glass with crushed ice.
- Add a Jigger of Cynar liquor
- Top with Lemon Soda
- Garnish with Fresh Mint, Oregano, or Basil
A little background- about the “Cynar” [tʃiˈnar] - an Italian bitter liqueur. It is made from 13 herbs and plants, predominant amongst which is the artichoke, from which the drink derives its name. Cynar is dark brown in color and has a bittersweet flavor. As I get older- I am more drawn to Bitter Liqueurs – rather than the sweet… So I do love this one!
Here’s a few more Cynar Cocktail ideas – to share!
I hope you enjoyed mixing it up with this PLANT based liqueur- and will give the Artichoke Spritzer a try in your future Flower Cocktail Hour festivities!