Enjoy a Cocktail for a Cause with Proof on Main

Proof on Main and 21c Louisville are excited to be partnering with Kentucky Refugee Ministries, a local non-profit committed to making Kentucky a home for refugees, for the month of October in conjunction with Awakening 2021, a series of global events taking place on October 3rd and throughout the month organized by the Wide Awakes, a network of thousands of artists, cultural workers, and activists who radically reimagine the future through creative collaboration.

Try this recipe at home or celebrate with us!

All month long, a portion of proceeds from our featured cocktail, Amore, will benefit Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Joining us on a Sunday evening? We invite you to our free, drop-in concert series: KRM Live at 21c: Tiny Lobby Concert Series!


This cocktail is a riff on a whisky sour using various amari to create a complex and lingering profile. The name is a play on words… Amaro is the Italian word for bitter, and amore is the Italian word for love, which we thought was the perfect fit for a cause supporting refugees. – Proof on Main team


  • 1 oz Old Forester 86
  • 0.75 oz Lemon
  • 0.75 oz Cynar Syrup (instructions for making this below)
  • 0.5 oz Carpano Antica
  • 0.25 oz Averna
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters

For the Cynar Syrup:

  • 1 cup Cynar
  • 1 cup Sugar


  1. To prepare Cynar Syrup: Cook on LOW heat until sugar dissolves. Store in fridge for up to two weeks. CAUTION: Cynar is alcoholic, so it can catch on fire if you heat it up too much. If it does catch fire, use a lid to cut off oxygen and remove the pot from the source of heat immediately.
  2. Once syrup has cooled, combine ingredients and shake. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lemon peel.



Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) is a nonprofit agency providing initial resettlement support, long-term integration services, and immigration legal services. Together as a community, we resettle refugees and welcome immigrants. Through KRM, you encourage hope, advocate for newcomers, and transform the lives of those seeking safety.