When you grow out of your college years, you understand that cocktails are for sipping and savoring, not chugging as quickly as humanly possible. Ol' Eli is all about that. Take the time to kick back and enjoy your beverage.
We like to think that our Gomme Syrup is ideal for drinks like that. It adds more than a little sweetness to a cocktail - it adds a silky texture and downright luxurious mouthfeel. Made for spirit-forward cocktails such as the Davidson, Gomme Syrup still allows the subtle flavors and nuances of the spirits to come through, but softens that sharp boozy edge. We add a touch of Cynar to this one as well. An artichoke liqueur known for its versatility and taste, Cynar is an artichoke based bitter. Its distinctive flavor is enriched from an infusion of 13 herbs and plants, making it a completely natural drink, rich in scents with a unique flavor that pairs well with many other spirits.
Like with many of our cocktails, we suggest stirring this one to keep from watering down the flavors. And if you're lucky enough to own a spherical ice ball maker, it's a good drink to put that to use on, as the round ice will chill the drink without watering it down too quickly, so you're set and ready to slowly sip and enjoy every drop.
2 oz. Bourbon or Whiskey
.25 oz. Cynar
.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Eli Mason Gomme Syrup
2 dashes Lemon Bitters
Strip of Lemon Zest for Garnish
Start by chilling your glass with ice and water. Meanwhile, add ice to a cocktail mixing glass and add all liquid ingredients. Stir it for 15-20 seconds to chill. Discard ice from chilling glass, add a large cube or sphere of ice and strain cocktail into glass. Express oils from lemon peel over cocktail and drop into glass to garnish.