Smoke and Mirrors
1 1/4 ounce aquavit
1 1/4 ounce Campari
3/4 ounce Cynar
Garnish: Flamed orange peel.
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass.
Source: Neil Kopplin (2009)
This cocktail was created by Neil Kopplin, bartender at Clyde Commons in Portland Oregon. I regularly like to substitute aquavit for the gin in my Negronis, but Neil has taken this one step further by essentially substituting Cynar for the sweet vermouth. While Cynar is quite a bit more robust than sweet vermouth is, it still behaves much the same way in this drink when balanced against the Campari. If you like drinks like the Negroni, and the Trident, you'll definately like this drink too.