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
- Sichuan Firework — Baijiu, Cynar, Chambord, Bitters, Grapefruit juice, Simple syrup
- Fault Line — Aquavit, Aromatized wine, Cynar, Carrot Eau-de-vie, Orange peel
- Nice Bitter Toast — Mezcal, Tequila, Cynar, Egg white, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Marmalade
- Mr. Hyde — Amaro Nardini, Cynar, Sweet vermouth, Bitters, Strawberry, Demerara syrup, Mint
- Bitter Rival — Cynar, Virgin Islands Rum, Crème de mure, Lemon juice, Egg white
- Talbott Leaf — Bourbon, Herbal liqueur, Cynar, Lemon juice, Mint, Strawberry preserves
- 3:20 in the Morning — Scotch, Apple brandy, Drambuie, Cynar, Lemon juice, Honey syrup, Lemon peel
- Padded Thai — Gin, Cynar, Ginger liqueur, Drinking vinegar
- Spanish Sigh — Cynar, Bonal Gentiane Quina, Demerara Rum, Bitters, Cream Sherry, Orange, Salt, Orange peel
- The Asian-ness — Japanese Whisky, Sweet vermouth, Campari, Cynar, Lemon bitters