The Sympathizer

Main Spirit Whiskey - Bourbon
Difficulty Easy
Technique Shaken

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen’s favourite tipple may be Scotch but when it comes to cocktails, he loves to shake up The Sympathizer. Named after this book, this Bourbon, Aperol, Cynar cocktail was devised by his book representative¬†Andrea Tetrick and was served at the book launch for the novel.


  • 0.25 oz. 8ml Bourbon
  • 0.25 oz. 8ml Aperol
  • 0.25 oz. 8ml Cynar
  • 0.25 oz. 8ml Lemon Juice
  • top top Champagne
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Shake Bourbon, Aperol, Cynar & Lemon Juice, in an ice-filled shaker, then strain into a Champagne flute. Add Champagne to top.



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