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How to Make The Violet Hour’s The Art of Choke

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The Art of Choke, Violet Hour, Chicago - Cocktail Recipe

The Art of Choke


  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1 ounce Cynar
  • 3/4 teaspoon lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon demerara syrup (2:1, demerara sugar:water)
  • 1/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • Garnish: mint sprig


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice
  2. Stir until chilled
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over ice
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig

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