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
- Maloney No. 3 — Bourbon, Sweet vermouth, Cynar, Herbal liqueur
- 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
- Torres del Paine — Pisco, Cynar, Gran Classico, Lemon juice, Orange peel, Lemon peel
- Crack in the Earth — Mezcal, Walnut Liqueur, Cynar, Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur, Bitters, Orange peel