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Friday, December 20, 2013

Drink of the Week: You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out

Photo: Stuart Mullenberg
Named after the indelible scene in the classic movie, A Christmas Story, today’s Drink of the Week offers a double dose of cinnamon, thanks to a spiced syrup and the cinnamon-forward Czech liqueur, Becherovka (check out our Nov/Dec issue for more Becherovka cocktail recipes).

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out
2 oz. aged rum
1/2 oz. Becherovka
1/2 oz. Bénédictine
1/4 oz. cinnamon syrup (recipe here, or use a bottled version, like B.G. Reynolds’)
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: rocks or cocktail
Garnish: orange twist

Combine all ingredients with ice and stir. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

Mathias Simonis of The Bon Vivants, for Distil in Milwaukee, Wisconsin