100-Year-Old Cigar (Rum, Scotch, and Cynar Cocktail) Recipe

Vicky Wasik

If you gravitate toward stirred, brown spirit–focused drinks, you'll love this cocktail. Created by Maks Pazuniak at Jupiter Disco in Bushwick, and featured in Brooklyn Bartender by Carey Jones, it starts with rich aged rum. Honeyed Bénédictine adds sweetness and an herbal character that's boosted with a rinse of anise-y absinthe. But the key to this drink's savory side is a mix of vegetal, bittersweet Cynar and peaty, smoky Laphroaig Scotch.

Recipe Facts

Active: 3 mins
Total: 6 mins
Serves: 1 serving

Rate & Comment


  • 1 3/4 ounces (50ml) aged rum, such as Ron Zacapa 23

  • 1/2 ounce (15ml) Cynar

  • 1/2 ounce (15ml) Bénédictine

  • 1/4 ounce (10ml) peaty Scotch, such as Laphroaig

  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

  • 1/4 ounce (10ml) absinthe


  1. Chill a cocktail coupe.

  2. Add rum, Cynar, Bénédictine, Scotch, and bitters to a mixing glass, then fill with ice. Stir until well chilled, about 30 seconds.

  3. Rinse chilled cocktail coupe with absinthe, discarding excess. Strain cocktail into rinsed glass and serve immediately.

Special equipment

Mixing glass, cocktail strainer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
221 Calories
0g Fat
16g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 221
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 11mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)