Westlight’s False Start is a stirred drink garnished with cucumber that balances reposado tequila with bitter, nutty Cardamaro, rosso vermouth and Cynar, for a drink that’s rich but surprisingly light on its feet.
- 1 1/4 ounces reposado tequila, preferably 7 Leguas
- 1 ounce Cardamaro
- 3/4 ounce rosso vermouth, preferably Dolin
- 1/4 ounce Cynar
- 2 cucumber slices
Garnish: cucumber slice
- Gently muddle cucumbers, stir all ingredients and fine strain into a coupe.
- Garnish with a cucumber wheel.