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
  • 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
  • Fault Line — Aquavit, Aromatized wine, Cynar, Carrot Eau-de-vie, Orange peel
  • Mr. Hyde — Amaro Nardini, Cynar, Sweet vermouth, Bitters, Strawberry, Demerara syrup, Mint
  • Interrobang‽ — Armagnac, Bénédictine, Cynar, Islay Scotch
  • In the Stacks — Scotch, Sherry, Cynar, Apricot liqueur, Bitters, Orange peel
  • Smoke 'n Choke — Cynar, Stout, Scotch, Chocolate bitters, Whole egg, Brown sugar coffee syrup
  • Suppressor #21 — Cynar, Amontillado Sherry, Chinato, Orange bitters, Grapefruit peel
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