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Cynar is the spirit you don’t yet know you love. And this spritz is a lovely way to enjoy it.

A Simple Spritz with Cynar

Pair it with and egg or cheese dish, and you've got a hit

Neil Patrick Harris is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wondercade. In his spare time he also acts — fairly well, too, as his Tony and Emmy Awards can attest.

March 8, 2024 2:14 pm

Cynar (“chee-NAR”) is an artichoke liqueur from Italy, with a delicious, complex, herbal flavor. I love it as a apéritif, but it also tastes great in cocktails…like this one, courtesy of L.A.-based Chef Kathleen Schaffer, whose namesake company (which she runs alongside her husband) just won the top prize at the International Caterers Association Awards. For this drink, “the ginger beer adds a spiciness and sweetness that balances the bitterness of the Cynar. It’s the perfect brunch drink, and pairs well with foods that are rich, like egg- and cheese-based dishes,” explains Kathleen. What’s not to love? -NPH

Cynar Spritz

Servings: 1 cocktail

Copy Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Cynar
  • 1 oz. Reed’s ginger beer
  • 1 oz. prosecco
  • 1 Meyer lemon

Copy Directions

    1. Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice.

    2. Add the Cynar, Reed’s ginger beer and prosecco. Garnish with a Meyer lemon wedge.

    3. Imbibe.

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