Cynar (CHEE-nar) is a digestif [ingredient=amaro 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

  • Fault Line — Aquavit, Aromatized wine, Cynar, Carrot Eau-de-vie, Orange peel
  • Padded Thai — Gin, Cynar, Ginger liqueur, Drinking vinegar
  • In the Stacks — Scotch, Sherry, Cynar, Apricot liqueur, Bitters, Orange peel
  • Suppressor #21 — Cynar, Amontillado Sherry, Chinato, Orange bitters, Grapefruit peel
  • Interrobang‽ — Armagnac, Bénédictine, Cynar, Islay Scotch
  • Smoke 'n Choke — Cynar, Stout, Scotch, Chocolate bitters, Whole egg, Brown sugar coffee syrup
  • The Asian-ness — Japanese Whisky, Sweet vermouth, Campari, Cynar, Lemon bitters
  • Choke and Smoke — Cynar, Islands Scotch, Brown sugar cordial, Orange peel, Kosher Salt
  • Ellen's Folly — Gin, Bianco Vermouth, Cynar, Grapefruit bitters, Meyer lemon juice, Honey syrup, Grapefruit peel
  • Sonic Titan — Islay Scotch, Zwack Unicum, Cynar, Crème de Cacao, Wormwood bitters, Sea salt
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