Cocktail Of The Week: Cynar Spritz

Next up in our Cocktail Of The Week series, we show you how to make the perfect Cynar Spritz.


25ml soda water
50ml Cynar 75ml


Add the soar water and Cynar to a wine glass. Add ice. Stir ice and add Prosecco to level. Garnish with orange slice.


Move over Aperol Spritz, and make way for the sophisticated Cynar Spritz (pronounced CHEE-nar as opposed to SY-nar). Created in 1952 by Angelo Dalle Molle, a Venetian entrepreneur and philanthropist, Cynar is an artichoke-based bittersweet liqueur known for its versatility and distinctive flavour; its taste is enriched by an infusion of 13 herbs and plants. A favourite of mixology connoisseurs, Cynar is steadily gaining a reputation as the “thinking (or should that be drinking?) man’s drink”. The name derives from Cynar scolymus, the botanical name for artichoke. The secret recipe, which has remained the same since its creation, is based on some of the natural substances found in the artichokes, including ‘cynarine’.