Cynar (CHEE-nar) is a digestif amaro invented in 1952. The brand is now owned by the Campari group. Cynar is flavored with thirteen different herbs and spices, but most prominently, artichoke.
Cynar is a medium brown color fading to golden yellow at the rim, fairly sweet, and low in alcohol — 33 proof. It smells and tastes like buttery honey, with prevalent tobacco notes, and an astringent, herbal finish.
Some popular cocktails containing Cynar
- Torres del Paine — Pisco, Cynar, Gran Classico, Lemon juice, Orange peel, Lemon peel
- Midnight Shift — Cachaça, Sweet vermouth, Cynar, Galliano, Bitters, Absinthe, Orange peel
- Letters of Marque — Trinidad rum, Cynar, Galliano, Curaçao, Orange peel
- Fall Down Slow — Rum, Cognac, Amaro Nonino, Plum wine, Cynar, Peychaud's Bitters
- Islay Cynar Flip — Islay Scotch, Cynar, Whole egg, Simple syrup, Brovo Amaro #14, Nutmeg