1 1/2 oz Becherovka Liqueur 3/4 oz Lemon Juice 3/4 oz Spiced Syrup (*) 1 Egg White
Shake once without ice and once with. Double strain into a rocks glass and garnish with Fee's Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters. (*) Contains star anise, clove, and cinnamon.
Wednesday last week, Andrea and I ventured over to Eastern Standard for dinner. For my first drink, I requested the Kyselý from bartender Kevin Martin. Kevin explained that kyselý means "sour" in Czech, and this drink was akin to the Becherovka version of a Pisco Sour. The drink appeared in the egg section of the menu which had the humorous warning of "consuming raw eggs may increase your risk of being held in high regard by the bar!" For egg-fearers, the Eastern Standard classic, the Metamorphosis -- the Becherovka Bee's Knees with honey and lemon, was also on the menu. The Kyselý began with a spiced aroma that contained cinnamon, star anise, and clove notes. The spice continued in the sweet lemon sip with cinnamon and in the swallow with clove and star anise.
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