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
- Arrack Attack — Batavia Arrack, Ginger liqueur, Cynar, Bitters, Lime juice, Lime, Salt
- Fox Hunt — Pimm's No. 1 Cup, Gin, Peychaud's Bitters, Cynar, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
- Little Italy — Rye, Sweet vermouth, Cynar, Maraschino cherry, Maraschino cherry syrup
- Honeymusk — Jamaican rum, Cynar, Lemon juice, Pineapple syrup
- Smoke and Fears — Cynar, Islay Scotch, Wormwood bitters, Lemon juice