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
- Padded Thai — Gin, Cynar, Ginger liqueur, Drinking vinegar
- The Search for Delicious — Cynar, Sweet vermouth, Orange bitters, Lemon juice, Lemon peel, Salt
- Islay Cynar Flip — Islay Scotch, Cynar, Whole egg, Simple syrup, Brovo Amaro #14, Nutmeg
- Margara — Añejo tequila, Orange liqueur, Cynar, Orange bitters, Lime juice
- Smoking Jacket — Blended Scotch, Sweet vermouth, Cynar, Orange bitters