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
- Midnight Shift — Cachaça, Sweet vermouth, Cynar, Galliano, Bitters, Absinthe, Orange peel
- Norma Jean — Gin, Cynar, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Mint
- Teenage Riot — Rye, Cynar, Amontillado Sherry, Dry vermouth, Orange bitters
- Little Carl — Cynar, Dry vermouth, Bitters, Lemon juice, Salt
- Guyana Flip — Rum, Cynar, Port, Demerara syrup, Nutmeg, Whole egg