If whiskey represents the spirit of the times, Becherovka Herbal Liqueur is the cocktail ingredient of the hour. Created as an “elixir of life” in the Czech Republic, Becherovka—a warming, two-century-old golden amber liqueur—has quickly become the winter darling of top cocktail dens in New York.
Bechrovka’s distinctly complex flavor profile, with its sweet notes of dark honey, cinnamon, ginger, and elegant bitter finish, provides an ideal complement to invigorating bitters and old-style cocktail classics. Featured as an aperitif and paired with craft beers from barroom gems to tippling hotspots, Becherovka has emerged as a mixologists’ favorite this season. Below is a list of original winter cocktail creations to warm your palate from the city’s most popular bartenders and mixologists paying homage to this historic herbal liqueur.
Becherovka Winter Cocktails
From New York’s Tippling Hotspots
MAISON PREMIERE, a Williamsburg oyster house reminiscent of 1920’s Parisian cafes, Hemingway, and late night dinners on the bar stool.
Mull It Over:
Gamay, Becherovka, Lillet Rouge, Cinnamon Syrup, Lemon, served in a slow-mulled concoction
THE SHANTY, New York Distilling Company’s full-service bar, saluting the Prohibition heritage of home-distilled, American spirits in Williamsburg’s quiet north end.
The Lonesome Hero
Rye whiskey, Becherovka, Combier cherry liqueur, orange bitters, lemon twist, served old-fashioned style over large hand-cut ice
THE TIPPLER, an intimate, subterranean space tucked beneath industrial brick archways at the Chelsea Market serving handcrafted drinks, craft beers and wines.
Fast & Furious – Bekker Maker
Shot of Becherovka & shorty of Pilsner Urquell
AMOR Y AMARGO, New York’s first bitters bar dedicated to the use of international bitters in stirred cocktails.
Feuerzangenbowle A small winter warmer combining vermouth, rum, Becherovka and Bittermens ‘Elemakule Tiki Bitters
Redbreast Irish Whisky, Becherovka, Bittermens Amber Vermouth, Bittermens Peppercake Bitters served on the rocks