1/4 oz Mezcal (Del Maguey Vida)
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup (Gomme)
1/2 oz Becherovka
Shake with ice and strain into an iced filled rocks glass (cocktail glass sans ice). Flame an orange peel over the top of the drink.
On Friday night, I was still on the heels of the tequila-mezcal drink that Scott Holliday made me when I spotted the Bohemio in Food and Wine: Cocktails 2008. The drink was created by Eben Freedman, the bar manager at Manhattan's Tailor, and the name makes reference to the Czech liqueur Becherovka that gives this drink its distinctive flavor. Becherovka is a digestif flavored with clove, anise seed, cinnamon, and some thirty-odd other herbs and is best used here in Boston by Eastern Standard bartenders in drinks like the Metamorphosis and Elixir Alpestre.