Colonel Carpano
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About this Cocktail

Named for the king of sweet vermouths, this is a complex, boozy but surprisingly smooth cocktail. I love the layered taste experience, between the orange on the nose, to the sweet Cynar/Bourbon/Vermouth combination, followed by the spiciness and anise that lingers from the Peychaud's, it continues to impress. As featured at

  • 1.5 oz Cynar
  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Carpano Antica (or other high end sweet vermouth)
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
  • Garnish with orange peel

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir, strain into a coupe glass. Express the orange peel over the glass and drop it in.

  • Andy S.
    What a great cocktail! Balanced and delicious. I've had some fun playing with different bitters and different bourbons. Currently going with knob creek and fee bros maple walnut bitters. Thanks for sharing!
  • Bitter Chris
    Thanks, and great call on the walnut bitters.
  • Tim S.
    Love this cocktail. Thanks for sharing Chris!
  • David Gillies
    My kind of drink. Thank you
  • Tim Walker
    Gawd that's good! This just might send me on another "brown and stirred" kick.

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