The classic Mint Julep gets an Italian accent with this cocktail from Boleo, a rooftop bar above Chicago’s Kimpton Gray Hotel. Swapping out bourbon or whiskey for Cynar, an amaro with distinctly vegetal flavors, also makes it a lower-proof drink. (At Boleo, it's called a Cynar Julep.)
1½ ounces Cynar Italian amaro
1 ounce grapefruit juice
¼ ounce raspberry syrup, such as Monin
¼ ounce lime juice
Fresh mint, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake to combine.
Pour into a Julep cup over crushed ice, and garnish with mint.
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