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Becherovka Original.
 

History:

Becherovka was called Kerlsbader Becherbitter. It is a herbal bitters drink often used as a digestive aid produced in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
First impression of the flavor is often Gingery or cinnamony in flavor. Made from a secret recipe of herbs and spices.
Contins 76 proof/38% ABV (Alcohol by volume). Usually served chilled, often with tonic water to make a drink called beton (Becherovka and Tonic)
The inventor of Becherbitter was a spice and colonial goods trader. He also produced alcoholic beverages. He rented a still in 1794 to experiment with hard alcohol.
His son took over the business in 1838. between 1998 and 2003 a company sold a slovak version that claimed the recipe was given to them.
They did not have any proof for court, and lost the case. He was sentenced in 2007 by the demazlice district court.
Now only 2 people know the secret mix of spices and herbs used in the drink, and they mix it in secret once a week.

Recipes:

Christmas Cheer: 1 1⁄2 oz Becherovka, 1 1⁄2 oz Pomegranate Liqueur, 10 dr Bitters, 1 spl Cherry syrup (Syrup from a jar of maraschino cherries).
Shake w/ ice in a Boston mixer. Garnish with a maraschino cherry (or three).

The Exporter: 1 oz Genever Bols, 3⁄4 oz Drambuie, 1⁄2 oz Becherovka, 1⁄4oz Falernum, 1⁄2 oz Lemon juice, 1 ds Bitters, 1 twst Lemon peel (expressed and discarded).
Shake, strain, neat, twist.

Existential Hero: 3⁄4 oz Blanco tequila, 3⁄4 oz Light rum, 3⁄4 oz Grand Marnier, 3⁄4 oz Becherovka, 3⁄4 oz Lime juice, 1 t Amaretto.
Shake, strain, rocks, lowball.

Calico Jack: 1 oz Indian Rum, Old Monk, 1 oz Becherovka, 1⁄2 oz Cherry Liqueur, 1⁄4 oz Sweet vermouth, 1 twst Orange peel (as garnish).
Stir, strain, rocks, twist, serve with straws.

Czechers in Paradise: 1 1⁄2 oz Dark rum, 1 1⁄2 oz Becherovka, 3⁄4 oz Lime juice, 1⁄2 oz Licor 43.
Shake, strain, rocks, lowball



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