Cynar from World's 10 Weirdest Spirits Slideshow

World's 10 Weirdest Spirits Slideshow

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Forget steaming — why not try having your artichokes on the rocks? Named after the Latin for artichoke, Cynara scolymus, this bitter Italian apéritif is made from a blend of 13 herbs, and of course, the thorny thistle. For those who like the idea of a "spiked" artichoke, try Cynar the way the Swiss enjoy it, with orange juice; or in the French fashion, mixed with beer. Either way, drinking Cynar has got to count as getting your veggies... right?