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Cynar

Cynar
70 Bitter Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 35%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36
2021 Best Bitter Liqueur

Cynar
70 Bitter Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 35%
Mahogany color. Aromas of white pepper, bitter roots, and aloe vera with a slightly chewy, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length cocoa powder, sweet carrot, carob, angelica, and black tea finish. A chewy, potent Bitter Liqueur for Black Manhattans and Last Word riffs.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: white pepper, bitter roots, and aloe vera
Taste Flavor: cocoa powder, sweet carrot, carob, angelica, and black tea
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, potent bitter liqueur for Black Manhattans and Last Word riffs.

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Bitter Liqueur

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Serve in a Copita
Bitter liqueurs are quite famous, especially those from Italy, such as amaro, and France. These liqueurs are made in various regions throughout these countries and are made from secret recipes of herbs and spices - some local, many imported from other territories. The herbs and spices include things such as orange peel, rhubarb, pomegranate and tree bark. Quite often these are mixed with fruit juices for pre-dinner cocktails, while most examples of amaro are enjoyed straight, often as a digestif. Alcohol levels are usually around 20% to 25%.