Presbyterian Revenge Recipe

Alice Gao

(So named because it makes use of Cynar from Italy, a Catholic nation.) It's a refreshing and bitter drink of Black Grouse Scotch shaken with the artichoke liqueur, lemon, and a sparing splash of simple syrup. The grapefruit really comes through—you might think there's juice in it—but it's just the oils and bitters, resulting in a grapefruity cocktail that's not at all juicelogged. Great for fans of bitters who want something a little smoother than an aperitif on the rocks.

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Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup

  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice

  • 3/4 ounce Cynar

  • 1 1/2 ounces Black Grouse scotch

  • Soda water

  • 1/2 fruit (3-3/4" dia) grapefruit


  1. Combine simple syrup, lemon juice, Cynar, and Scotch in shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass. Add a splash of soda. Squeeze grapefruit twist over top and use as garnish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
207 Calories
0g Fat
16g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 22mg 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.)