Honey-Lime Herbal ‘Lixir

This is a recipe for a little cocktail. It’s not to sweet, a little sly and pretty darn sure of itself. It’s very international and may be the only one of its kind, so get ready!

It uses a Mexican liqueur called d’Aristi, made with anise and fermented Xtabentun honey from the Yucatan Peninsula. My mom brought me back a bottle from her recent travels.


  • Juice of half a lime
  • ~1/2 oz. d’Aristi
  • ~1 oz. Hendricks gin
  • 1 or 2 drops of Angostura
  • ~5 oz. sparkling water
  1. Strain the lime juice into an old-fashioned glass. Add the gin, d’Aristi and Angostura and stir.
  2. Add 2 or 3 ice cubes and fill to the top with sparkling water. Stir again and serve.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh wow! Silvi, this sounds goooooooood!


  2. Ieva says:

    In Playa del Carmen, they called the liqueur Xtabentun,
    pronounced shta´ben toon
    It’s a Mayan name, that’s why it doesn’t sound Spanish.
    There’s another yummy drink which they set on fire, called Mayan sacrifice:
    xtabentun, tequila and a coffee liqueur
    very warm and addictive….

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