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
- Strain the lime juice into an old-fashioned glass. Add the gin, d’Aristi and Angostura and stir.
- Add 2 or 3 ice cubes and fill to the top with sparkling water. Stir again and serve.
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Oh wow! Silvi, this sounds goooooooood!
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….