Metamorphosis

Description
Becherovka, Honey syrup, Lemon juice, Lemon zest
Ingredients
2ozBecherovka
1ozLemon juice
1ozHoney syrup (clover, 1:1)
1twstLemon zest (as garnish)
Instructions
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail
Notes
Those preferring a more sour version might reduce the honey syrup to 3/4 oz.
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year2009
Created byEastern Standard, Boston, MA
Referencehttp://chowhound.chow.com/topics/530493#3794694
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Dan on 12/01/2010

Comments

I came up with nearly the same recipe (exact proportions even!), though I used simple syrup instead of the honey syrup. (Named it the "Letoslav".) I'm going to bet that this version--with the honey--is better, though. Maybe using different honeys will prove interesting. Buckwheat, for example, seems promising. I used to get pine honey when I lived in France, but I've never seen it this side of the pond. Thanks for the recipe!

christina in tacoma's picture

I chose this as my first cocktail with which to sample my brand new bottle of Becherovka. Even if I only make this over and over again, I will be happy. Delicious, thank you.

Dan's picture

Yes, it's good stuff. I sometimes use it as a sub for Cinnamon Syrup in recipes, perhaps adjusting the acid a bit. Becherovka is also a nice surprising ingredient -- fun to spring on guests.

From other users

Rich with cinnamon, honey, and lemon flavors, a refreshing, easy-to-drink cocktail. Tiny bitter aftertaste. (4 stars)

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