Mario Batali's Thistle cocktail is a mixture of tangy orange flavors and Cynar, a bittersweet aperitif made from artichoke and herbs. The recipe comes from "The Babbo Cookbook."
Place vodka, Cointreau, Cynar, orange juice, and lemon in the jar of a blender; blend to combine. Pour vodka mixture into a pitcher filled with ice. To serve, pour cocktails into martini glasses; garnish each cocktail with a dash or two of bitters and an orange twist.