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Product of: Italy
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Created in 1949, this Italian aperitif is flavoured with artichoke leaves (Cynara scolymus), from which the drink derives its name and 12 other botanicals. Cynar is usuall served on-the-rocks with a slice of orange and soda or tonic as an apéritif.
A variation of the Negroni cocktail uses Cynar in place of Campari.
Gruppo Campari have owned, manufactured and distributed Cynar since 1995.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 23/11/2016
Clear, toffee-brown amber with ruby flecks.
Pickled gherkin/walnut, raspberry cane, tomato glasshouse and faint smokiness.
Bittersweet stewed vegetable, caramel and toffee with quinine bitterness and cinnamon spice.
Long lingering quinine bitterness with muddled mint stems and lightly smoky caramel.
Bittersweet and mildly spicy with smoothing caramel richness. Enjoy chilled as an after dinner digestivo or in cocktail recipes.