2 oz Becherovka Liqueur 1/2 oz Honey Syrup (1:1) 1/2 oz Lemon Juice 1 barspoon Ardbeg Scotch (1/8 oz) 1 dash Tiki Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Add a straw and garnish with mint sprigs and 1-2 dashes of Angostura Bitters.
Two Mondays ago after my DJ gig, Andrea and I walked over to the Citizen Public House for dinner and cocktails. One of the drinks that bartender Sean Frederick made for me was a Julep featuring the herbal Becherovka liqueur. The end result reminded me of Eastern Standard's Metamorphosis with additional notes from the mint, smokey Scotch, and Angostura and Tiki Bitters. The Julep's aroma began with mint and Angostura's spice. The sip was a combination of the lemon, honey, and the liqueur's cinnamon notes, and the swallow showcased the Scotch's smoke and the Becherovka's clove.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell. (Note: If you are looking for virgin cocktails, check out the companion MocktailVirgin blog!)