Chazeret is the second bitter herb on the seder plate. It is typically represented by romaine lettuce, whose roots taste bitter. Lettuce doesn’t exactly make a half-way decent drink so after careful contemplation, we came up with this concoction to celebrate the Passover season.
The recipe is based on Cynar. This Italian liqueur is made from artichokes and has a flavor profile that certainly fits with the idea of eating bitter plants.
- 1 fluid ounce (30 ml) No. 209 Gin
- 1/2 fluid ounce (15 ml) Carpano Antica
- 1/2 fluid ounce (15 ml) Cynar
- 1/4 fluid ounce (7 ml) fresh lemon juice
- an orange peel for garnish, trimmed
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass.
- Fill 2/3 full of ice. Shake well.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Twist a spiral of orange peel over the cocktail and use as a garnish.