1 1/2 oz bourbon
1 oz cynar
1/2 oz st. germain
1/2 oz lime juice
2 thin slices cucumber
muddle cucumber. cover with ice.
combine ingredients and shake.
strain into a bucket over fresh ice.
my friend david’s bartender challenge, which was to mix bourbon with cynar and some citrus, and make something bittersweet. it’s a little more interesting without the st. germain, but it does take a little of the edge off the bitterness in the finish.