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Bitter Giuseppe cocktail
Maggie Hoffman

If you like bitter liqueurs at all, this is a drink you must try. This drink is a variation of Stephen Cole's Bitter Giuseppe, adapted by Kirk Estopinal, and further adapted before it was introduced to me by Chad Arnholt of Trick Dog.

Recipe Facts

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

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  • 1 1/2 ounces Cynar
  • 1 ounce Punt e Mes
  • 1/4 ounce fresh juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Pinch kosher salt


  1. In an Old Fashioned glass, stir Cynar, Punt e Mes, lemon juice, and orange bitters with a large ice cube until chilled. Add salt on top of ice and serve.

Special equipment

Mixing glass

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