The Swarm

The Swarm
  • Yield:makes 2 cocktails
  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes
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3 Cynar Cocktails to Make at Home

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

This variation on a Honey Bee cocktail cuts the sweetness of rum and honey with Cynar. Don't be afraid to use a full-flavored honey. For the rum, I used Flor de CaƱa Extra Dry white rum, which is a great value bottle. Don't be afraid to use a full-flavored honey here.

About the Author: Autumn Giles is a writer in Queens, NY. You can see her work on Autumn Makes & Does, listen to her talk on the Alphabet Soup Podcast, and talk at her on twitter.

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  • 2 teaspoons warm water
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 4 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 ounce Cynar


  1. 1.

    Combine the honey and warm water in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and stir vigorously until completely combined.

  2. 2.

    Add the white rum, lemon juice, Cynar. Fill cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into two coupe glasses and serve immediately.

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