2 oz Gold rum
1⁄2 oz Becherovka
1⁄2 oz Bénédictine
1⁄4 oz Cinnamon syrup
1 twst Orange peel (to garnish)

Combine all ingredients with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass or over 1 large ice cube in a rocks glass.


Cinnamon Syrup:
"In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of white granulated sugar and 1 cup of water and heat on low, stirring frequently, until the sugar completely dissolves. Turn off heat. In another saucepan over medium heat, toast 5 cinnamon sticks, making sure to toast both sides of each stick, until you begin to smell the aroma of the spice (3 to 5 minutes). remove from heat and add the toasted cinnamon sticks to the simple syrup, bring the syrup to a boil, then remove from heat, set aside to cool, and strain into a bottle.
- Imbibe


"This holiday cocktail gets a double dose of cinnamon thanks to a spiced syrup and the cinnamon-forward Czech liqueur Beceherovka -- both complementing the richness of aged rum and the herbal notes of Bénédictine. 'It's perfect for a cold winter night spent watching a holiday flick,' says Simonis, 'which is exactly what I pictured when I named it after a scene in A Christmas Story.'"
- Imbibe

Cocktail summary
"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out"
2011 Ian J. Lauer
Created by
Mathias Simonis, Distil, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Is an
authentic recipe

Imbibe Magazine, November/December 2011, p. 42

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