1/2 oz Becherovka
1/2 oz Bénédictine
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup (BG Reynolds)
3 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass or a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist.
After the Expatriate two Fridays ago, I began to flip through the most recent issue of Imbibe Magazine and spotted some interesting recipes in their spiced drinks section. One that sounded appealing and did not require any kitchen time on our part seemed to be A Christmas Story reference, namely You'll Shoot Your Eye Out. The drink was created by Mathias Simonis of Distil in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and featured a bounty of spice notes from Becherovka, Bénédictine, and cinnamon syrup. Since I opted for Old Monk Rum which is infused with vanilla, everything including the bitters contributed an herbal or spice element here.