A Look at Cynar-The Artichoke Based Spirit.

by halw

Cynar, the artichoke spirit as most people will refer to it. But what is it exactly?

Cynar, a liqueur made from a combination of 13 herbs and plants, with the main and most touted of the ingredients being artichoke. Yes, that’s right Cynar is made using artichokes. So what’s it taste like?

Think about that sense of bitterness you experienced if you’ve ever bit into a coffee bean, add subtle hints of vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom to the background of this bitter flavor, and then have that last sip end with a slight touch of sweetness. If you can imagine what this would taste like, you’ll have an idea of what the Cynar experience is all about.

That bitterness works Cynar’s advantage when it comes to working in cocktails as the Cynar plays well with a variety of spirits and can be used to add a bit of edge or even balance to a cocktail.

All Good Things

1 3/4 oz Don Julio Reposado Tequila
1/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Del Maguey Crema De Mezcal
1/2 oz Lime Juice
2 Dashes The Bitter Truth Mole Bitters

All Good Things. A combination of Don Julio Reposado, Cynar, Crema De Mezcal, Lime Juice and Mole Bitters

Wednesday Pick Me Up

2oz Rhum J.M. VSOP Rhum
¾ oz Creole Shrubb Orange Liqueur
¼ oz Cynar
1 Dash Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters
1 oz Espresso Syrup
Garnish with Burnt Orange Zest

Wednesday Pick Me Up. A combination of Rhum J.M. VSOP Rhum, Cynar, Creole Shrubb Orange Liqueur, Espresso Syrup and Chocolate Bitters

Burning Alarm Clock
1 ¾ oz Ardmore Traditional Cask

½ oz Solerno Blood Orange Liquor

½ oz Cynar

1 oz Lemon Juice

2 Dashes Herbsaint(90 Proof) New Recipe

2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

Burning Alarm Clock. A combination of Ardmore Traditional Cask, Solerno, Cynar, Herbsaint, Aromatic Bitters and Lemon Juice.

A Pirate’s Life for Me

1 ½ oz Appleton Estate 12
3/4 oz Aperol
1/4oz Cynar
3/4 oz Banana Syrup
Lime Juice-1/2 oz
2 Dashes The Bitter Truth Mole Bitters
Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Bitters-1 Dash

A Pirates Life for Me. A combination of Appleton Estate, Aperol, Cynar, Banana Syrup, Lime Juice and Mole Bitters.