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
- Smoke and Fears — Cynar, Islay Scotch, Wormwood bitters, Lemon juice
- Coffee & Cigarettes — Coffee liqueur, Cynar, Demerara Rum, Islands Scotch, Mezcal
- Norma Jean — Gin, Cynar, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Mint
- Bad Seed — Cynar, Amaro Abano, Aquavit, Lemon juice
- Alto Cucina — Scotch, Dry vermouth, Cynar, Elderflower liqueur, Orange peel