Cynar, the bitter Italian artichoke-based herbal liqueur, is traditionally drunk neat or on the rocks as a digestif, but Chowhounds have some intriguing ideas for using it in cocktails.

The best Cynar recipe bza has found is the Scorched Earth, which mixes the liqueur with Cognac and sweet vermouth.

tmso suggests using Cynar in place of the vermouth and bitters in a Manhattan, and also shares his own creation: Stir one part pastis and two parts Cynar with ice; fill a champagne flute halfway with the strained liqueurs; and top with sparkling wine.

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