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The Bitter Botanist

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The “Bitter Botanist” is a tribute to the garden of flavors found in the finest spirits. The gin lays a floral foundation, while the Cynar introduces a whisper of the Mediterranean with its subtle vegetal notes. The Gentian Amaro grounds the drink with its earthy bitterness, making the cocktail a symphony of herbal and botanical notes. Perfect as a pre-dinner indulgence, this drink stimulates the palate and sets the tone for an evening of culinary delights. Its rich, crimson hue is as inviting as the layers of flavor waiting to be explored with each sip. Enjoy this cocktail as the ideal overture to a night of refined taste and sophistication.


Units Scale
  • 1 oz Gin, a botanical variety for extra depth
  • 1 oz Cynar, an artichoke-based bitter liqueur with herbal undertones
  • 1 oz Gentian Amaro, offering a bittersweet and earthy profile
  • Ice cubes, for chilling
  • An orange twist, for garnish


  1. In a mixing glass filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, Cynar, and Gentian Amaro.
  2. Stir well for about 30 seconds or until the mixture is well-chilled.
  3. Strain the liquid into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
  4. Express the oils of an orange twist over the drink and drop it in as a garnish.
  • Author: Lucas Krammes
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