This cheery buttercup- yellow spirit evolves from sweet to bitter in seconds flat. At first, it has a sweet, honey-like cast, then ginger and other herbal notes develop and, finally, it finishes dry, with an amaro-like bitter note.
Becherovka is an amaro made in the Czech Republic since 1807. It is clear, 76 proof, and flavored with anise and cinnamon, along with more than thirty other herbs and spices. The recipe is known to only two people, who make the blend of herbs every week.