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
- Little Carl — Cynar, Dry vermouth, Bitters, Lemon juice, Salt
- Guyana Flip — Rum, Cynar, Port, Demerara syrup, Nutmeg, Whole egg
- Bad Seed — Cynar, Amaro Abano, Aquavit, Lemon juice
- The Search for Delicious — Cynar, Sweet vermouth, Orange bitters, Lemon juice, Lemon peel, Salt
- Fox Hunt — Pimm's No. 1 Cup, Gin, Peychaud's Bitters, Cynar, Lemon juice, Simple syrup