101 Best New Cocktails: Ellipsis by Devender Sehgal, New Delhi
“I wanted to enhance to flavor of orange in the rum by using both bitter and sweet. Beyond this, I used Taylor’s port to compliment the viscosity of the rum. In order to balance these sweet elements I added just a dash of Cynar, creating a well-balanced and delicious cocktail.” Devender Sehgal.
45 ml (1.5 oz) Ron Zacapa 23
15 ml (.5 oz) Taylor tawny port
10 ml (.33 oz) Cynar
1 teaspoon Cointreau
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
gaz sez: I wrote about this drink in the San Francisco Chronicle, and I noted there that, “[The] Ellipsis is very well balanced, indeed, and the Cynar adds a nuance to the drink that makes it stand tall. I really urge you to take this recipe to your local bar and ask the bartender to fix an Ellipsis for you. Lots of bars stock the necessary ingredients.” Nicely done, Devender.