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
- Choke and Smoke — Cynar, Islands Scotch, Brown sugar cordial, Orange peel, Kosher Salt
- Teenage Riot — Rye, Cynar, Dry vermouth, Amontillado Sherry, Orange bitters, Lemon peel
- Choke Me Like You Love Me — Rye, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Cynar, Absinthe
- The Original Dirty Liver — Batavia Arrack, Maraschino Liqueur, Cynar, Bonal Gentiane Quina, Lime juice
- Letters of Marque — Trinidad rum, Cynar, Galliano, Curaçao, Orange peel