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
- Honeymusk — Jamaican rum, Cynar, Lemon juice, Pineapple syrup
- Midnight Shift — Cachaça, Sweet vermouth, Cynar, Galliano, Bitters, Absinthe, Orange peel
- The Art of Choke — Cynar, Rum, Herbal liqueur, Bitters, Rich demerara syrup 2:1, Lime juice, Mint
- Eeyore's Requiem — Campari, Bianco Vermouth, Gin, Cynar, Fernet Branca, Orange bitters, Orange peel
- Arrack Attack — Batavia Arrack, Ginger liqueur, Cynar, Bitters, Lime juice, Lime, Salt