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Weekend Cocktail: Becherovka In Prague


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Weekend Cocktail: Becherovka In Prague

Becherovka won’t just put hair on your chest, it will sprout a luxurious Eastern European mustache on your upper lip.

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 By Neal Dewing

 

Prague, Czech Republic —

 

Becherovka is spicy, with hints of different herbs and a mild alcohol finish. Much of the finer detail is swept up in the bitterness, though. It has one hell of a bite to it. The stuff won’t just put hair on your chest, it will sprout a luxurious Eastern European mustache on your upper lip.

 

It’s much more refreshing when mixed with tonic water. Called a Beton (for Becherovka and Tonic), in Czech it is also a play on words, as betonmeans “concrete.” The recipe is basic.

· 2 oz Becherovka

· Tonic water

· Lemon wedge

Add ice to a Collins glass, and pour over the Becherovka. Top with tonic water (about 4 oz.) and give it a gentle stir. Squeeze the lemon into the drink and drop it in.

 

Right away, you’ll notice that things have smoothed out considerably. The bitterness is still there, but restrained. It’s far easier to enjoy the other flavors at play. The expansive taste of cloves and cinnamon were especially noticeable. Perhaps some allspice? It put me in mind of Christmas, very rich and round. Yet it is thirst-quenching and easy on the stomach. Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://thefederalist.com/2014/11/08/weekend-cocktail-becherovka-in-prague/

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