A riff on the Manhattan from Portland, OR bartender Mike Robertson of The Driftwood Room, the Civil War blends some pretty inventive ingredients to great effect. Artichoke-flavored Cynar and a local bourbon called Burnside (you can use your favorite stuff in its place if it's not available) make for an excellent variation on the classic.
|1.5 oz Burnside bourbon|
|0.5 oz Cocchi sweet vermouth di Torino|
|0.5 oz Cynar|
|2 dashes Fee Brothers old fashioned bitters|
|1 Amarena cherry, for garnish|
Preparation: How to make a Civil War
- Combine all ingredients (except cherry) in a mixing glass with ice.
- Stir until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with cherry and serve.