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
- The Art of Choke — Cynar, Rum, Herbal liqueur, Bitters, Rich demerara syrup 2:1, Lime juice, Mint
- Fall Down Slow — Rum, Cognac, Amaro Nonino, Plum wine, Cynar, Peychaud's Bitters
- Arrack Attack — Batavia Arrack, Ginger liqueur, Cynar, Bitters, Lime juice, Lime, Salt
- Sonic Titan — Islay Scotch, Cynar, Zwack Unicum, Wormwood bitters, Crème de Cacao, Sea salt
- Smoke and Fears — Cynar, Islay Scotch, Wormwood bitters, Lemon juice