1 oz Dewar's 12 Year Blended Scotch
1 oz Becherovka
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Honey Syrup (1:1)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a spritz of Laphroaig 10 Year Scotch.
Two Fridays ago, I stopped into Backbar for a drink. Bartender Joe Cammarata suggested the Czech Remedy, a smoke and spice number that was created as a group effort at Backbar. The Czech Remedy's recipe shared a similar structure to John Mayer's Magic Wand Malfunction which went in a more malt and maple direction. The drink itself offered an iodine smoke aroma that later contained honey and hints of clove as the drink acclimated to temperature. A lemon and honey sip gave way to a Scotch and clove swallow that later gained cinnamon notes.
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!)