Becherovka is an amaro made in the Czech Republic since 1807. It is clear, 76 proof, and flavored with anise and cinnamon, along with more than thirty other herbs and spices. The recipe is known to only two people, who make the blend of herbs every week.
Becherovka is meant to be served chilled and neat as a digestif. It is popularly served in the Czech Republic mixed with tonic water, a combination called a beton (from BEcherovka and TONic), which is also a pun for the Czech word for concrete.
Some popular cocktails containing Becherovka
- Christmas in Hell — Branca Menta, Becherovka, Cherry Liqueur, Lemon juice
- Christmas Cheer — Becherovka, Pomegranate Liqueur, Bitters, Cherry syrup
- After Eight — Fernet Branca, Becherovka, Bitters, Chocolate liqueur, Egg white, Agave syrup, Cocoa powder
- The Spice Channel — Rye, Campari, Aperol, Sorel liqueur, Becherovka, Tea
- Bermuda Highway — Dark rum, Curaçao, Becherovka, Coffee liqueur, Allspice Dram, Lime juice, Orgeat
- The Exporter — Genever, Drambuie, Becherovka, Falernum, Bitters, Lemon juice, Lemon peel
- Kořeněné Jablko (Spicy Apple) — Apple liqueur, Kinnickinnic Whiskey, Becherovka, Bitters, Chocolate liqueur, Lemon juice, Honey syrup
- Morphin' Time — Rye, Becherovka, Lemon juice, Honey syrup
- Hunter-Gatherer — Rye, Sweet vermouth, Becherovka, Jägermeister, Bitters, Orange peel
- Letoslav — Becherovka, Simple syrup, Lemon juice