3/4 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth (Alessio)
1/2 oz Cynar
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a cherry.
For my post-work drink two Saturday nights ago, I turned to the Death & Co. Cocktail Book for answers. There in the agave section, I chose Phil Ward's 2008 Augie March. The drink was named after the 1953 Saul Bellow's book The Adventures of Augie March; Wikipedia described the character Augie as one who grew up during the Great Depression and "may be said to represent the modern Everyman -- an individual struggling to make sense of, and succeed in, an alienating world." Sounded about right for having wrapped up a weekend bar shift.