1 oz Honey syrup (clover, 1:1)
1 twst Lemon zest (as garnish)

Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail


Those preferring a more sour version might reduce the honey syrup to 3/4 oz.

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Posted by Dan on 12/01/2010
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Eastern Standard, Boston, MA
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  • First sips were great but that much Becherovka (and little else) is hard to sustain. As nice a Becherovka cocktail as I've ever had. — ★★★
  • Rich with cinnamon, honey, and lemon flavors, a refreshing, easy-to-drink cocktail. Tiny bitter aftertaste. — ★★★★
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I chose this as my first cocktail with which to sample my brand new bottle of Becherovka. Even if I only make this over and over again, I will be happy. Delicious, thank you.

Dan commented on 9/12/2011:

Yes, it's good stuff. I sometimes use it as a sub for Cinnamon Syrup in recipes, perhaps adjusting the acid a bit. Becherovka is also a nice surprising ingredient -- fun to spring on guests.

I came up with nearly the same recipe (exact proportions even!), though I used simple syrup instead of the honey syrup. (Named it the "Letoslav".) I'm going to bet that this version--with the honey--is better, though. Maybe using different honeys will prove interesting. Buckwheat, for example, seems promising. I used to get pine honey when I lived in France, but I've never seen it this side of the pond. Thanks for the recipe!