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
- Talbott Leaf — Bourbon, Herbal liqueur, Cynar, Lemon juice, Mint, Strawberry preserves
- Padded Thai — Gin, Cynar, Ginger liqueur, Drinking vinegar
- Spanish Sigh — Cynar, Bonal Gentiane Quina, Demerara Rum, Bitters, Cream Sherry, Orange, Salt, Orange peel
- Fault Line — Aquavit, Aromatized wine, Cynar, Carrot Eau-de-vie, Orange peel
- Mr. Hyde — Amaro Nardini, Cynar, Sweet vermouth, Bitters, Strawberry, Demerara syrup, Mint
- Sichuan Firework — Baijiu, Cynar, Chambord, Bitters, Grapefruit juice, Simple syrup
- 3:20 in the Morning — Scotch, Apple brandy, Drambuie, Cynar, Lemon juice, Honey syrup, Lemon peel
- Lips Like Sugar — Mezcal, Sloe gin, Cynar, Lime juice, Simple syrup
- Smoke 'n Choke — Cynar, Stout, Scotch, Chocolate bitters, Whole egg, Brown sugar coffee syrup
- Suppressor #21 — Cynar, Amontillado Sherry, Chinato, Orange bitters, Grapefruit peel