Pronunciation: [CHEE-nahr; chee-NAHR]
A bitter Italian apéritif made from artichokes and a medley of herbs and other flavorings. Cynar is served over ice, either plain or with a spritz of soda water.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.