The French Intervention

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  • Serves: 1 Serving
  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Cooking: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 min

Cynar is hands-down my favorite root liqueur. Made from artichoke, it carries a dark, earthy, rich flavor that I've come to absolutely love. I use it instead of Campari (which I find too sweet) in my Negroni's and when we recently invested in some new liqueurs to mix up new cocktails, I wanted to try and make something new that also used Cynar. One of our new additions to the home bar included Elderflower liqueur. A beautiful, floral, light, liqueur that is typically used in brighter drinks. Being set on adding in Cynar, a darker flavor, I did some research and found The French Intervention which uses both Cynar AND Elderflower liqueur. The name? It's a play on the historical French invasion of Mexico in 1861 (I'd probably have named the drink 1861 - but that's just me). The drink plays off this historical event's name as Tequila is a Mexican liquor and Elderflower and Cynar are both French liqueurs. Historical-name-play aside, this drink is quite delicious offering both smooth smokey notes and bite while also sweet and floral. Topped with a fresh lemon peel... you can say I'm a big fan.



In a mason jar pour in your Tequila, Cynar, Elderflower liqueur and bitters.

Elderflower Liqueur

Add ice and using a bar spoon, mix until chilled.

The French Intervention Mix

Strain into a coupe glass. Peel lemon rind, twist and rub the oils around the rim of the glass.

The French Intervention Mix

Place garnish in your drink.

The French Intervention Mix

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