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
- Wedderburn or Bite — Cynar, Jamaican rum, Lemon juice
- Honeymusk — Jamaican rum, Cynar, Lemon juice, Pineapple syrup
- The Getaway — Virgin Islands Rum, Cynar, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
- Colonel Carpano — Bourbon, Cynar, Sweet vermouth, Peychaud's Bitters, Orange peel
- Mole Hill — Rye, Cynar, Bitters, Meletti Amaro