Cynar is an Italian aperitif liqueur made using 13 different plants. The main flavour is, in fact artichoke, and it gets its name "Cynar" from the Latin for artichoke "Cynara scolymus". It has a bittersweet flavour, and it works well served with ice, soda and a slice of orange (very popular in Italy). It works well in cocktails made with Campari, where it can replace the Campari with great effect.
-- Masters of Malt