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Carciofi Shandy

Image: Tim Nusog

This cocktail incorporates Cynar with unfiltered apple juice, cinnamon syrup and ginger beer, transforming a summertime special into something more appropriately autumnal.


  • 1/2 oz Cynar
  • 1 oz Unfiltered apple juice
  • 1/2 oz Cinnamon syrup*
  • 3/4 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Alcoholic ginger beer


  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the alcoholic ginger beer in a mixing glass with ice and stir.

  2. Fine-strain into a pilsner, and top with the ginger beer.

  3. *Cinnamon syrup: In a small saucepan, add 2 cups of water and 9 oz of broken-up cinnamon sticks (approximately 4 sticks), and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, and strain out the cinnamon sticks. Bring the water back to a boil, add 1.5 cups of sugar, and stir until sugar is dissolved.