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Liqueur • Bitter
Cynar & Lemon Soda

This effervescent, refreshingly bitter libation is like an Italian vacation in a glass. Made with pungently herbaceous Cynar—an artichoke-based amaro—and extra-tart San Pellegrino Limonata, this bright, cooling cocktail could temper even the hottest Sicilian summer. If you want to give the cocktail more alcoholic kick, swap out traditional Cynar for the heftier, boozier 70-proof version.

The Essentials

crushed ice
Lemon Soda
The Details
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2 oz Cynar
Mint sprig, for garnish
crushed ice
Lemon Soda


  • Fill a highball or Collins glass with crushed ice.
  • Using a jigger, add the Cynar to the glass.
  • Top with lemon soda, and stir with a bar spoon to incorporate.
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.