1 1⁄2 oz Rye (use bonded 100 proof like Rittenhouse, Knob Creek 101, etc.)
3⁄4 oz Herbal liqueur (Besamim Liqueur)
4 dr Pepper tincture
1 sli Orange (as garnish)
1 sli Ginger (as garnish)
8 Cloves (Use 3 in preparation and 4-5 for garnish)

Stir the rye, Besamim, and 3 cloves with ice for 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with one large cube. Place 4 drops of black pepper tincture on the ice and give it a stir. I cut the orange and ginger into heart shapes and then used the cloves to anchor the ginger on top of the orange.


For Black Pepper Tincture: Place 2oz of peppercorns in 6oz of grain alcohol and let sit for 48 hours shaking occasionally. Pour mixture through a sieve, reserve liquid.


Created by Reed Sandridge of Washington, DC. Was inspired by the Besamim liqueur that Sukkah Hill makes - Besamim means spice mix in Hebrew and is true to its name. A perfect drink for Hanukkah or any winter evening.

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  • Warm, spicey and perfect for a cold evening by the fire or celebrating the December holidays. Simple to make, hard to find the Besmamim in some places. It's made by Sukkah HIll in Beverly HIlls. — ★★★★
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