Cynar Spritz

February 16, 2018
4 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Makes 1
Author Notes

The pretty, popular Aperol Spritz gets a dark, sultry update with a one-ingredient substitute: Cynar, an Italian bitter liqueur made from 13 plants and herbs—including artichoke! —Emma Laperruque

What You'll Need
  • 3 parts dry prosecco
  • 2 parts Cynar
  • 1 splash club soda
  • 1 lemon wheel, for garnish
  • 2 Castelvetrano olives, for garnish
  1. Fill a wine glass with some ice. Add Cynar, then prosecco. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with 1 lemon wheel and 2 olives per glass.

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Emma was the food editor at Food52. She created the award-winning column, Big Little Recipes, and turned it into a cookbook in 2021. These days, she's a senior editor at Bon Appétit, leading digital cooking coverage. Say hello on Instagram at @emmalaperruque.

2 Reviews

Taylor S. July 9, 2022
This is a great cocktail and my first time using cynar. Can’t wait to experiment more with this amaro!
SarahBunny February 16, 2018
I adore Cynar! It makes a great substitute for Campari in a Negroni as well (if you like things bitter).