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Rancor’s Toothpick

Rancor's Toothpick cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

This Boulevardier riff created by the talented Timothy Miner of Brooklyn’s beloved Long Island Bar promises to take you from cranky to calm in a mere sip, even if you’re feeling as rattled as a gnarly-toothed rancor in "Star Wars."

This recipe originally appeared as part of “Celebrate the Release of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ with These Great ‘Stars Wars’ Cocktail Recipes.”


  • 1 1/2 ounces Old Forester Signature 100-proof bourbon
  • 1 ounce Cynar
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes mole bitters
  • Garnish: orange peel


  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a frozen double Old Fashioned glass over 1 large ice cube.

  3. Express the oil from a large orange peel over the top of the drink, and discard the peel.