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This cocktail is a riff on a Manhattan, where Cardamaro rides shotgun with Cocchi Torino Vermouth. The Jameson Irish Whiskey is a good base of mild sweet spice and the Cardamaro adds a earthy depth to the equally herbaceous Cocchi Torino. Cardamaro is an Italian liqueur that is flavored with cardoons, a relative of the artichoke. We recently ate braised cardoons at Navarre, one of our favorite Portland brunch locations and you could really see where the slightly bitter flavor comes from in the Cardamaro. The liqueur is sweet enough to drink on it's own, and is delicious on the rocks with an orange twist as a nightcap. 

1.5 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey

.75 oz. Cocchi Torino Vermouth

.75 oz Cardamaro

2 Dash Amargo Chuncho Bitters

1 Dash Bob's Bitters Vanilla

Add all ingredients to cocktail mixing glass filled with ice. Stir for 45-60 seconds. Strain into old-fashioned glass over large ice-cube.

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