Tuesday, October 4, 2011

[czech julep]

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.

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