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
- 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.
- 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.