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.

About Big Sis Little Dish

This is a blog run by two sisters. Erin is the big sister who lives in New York, and Silvi is the little sister who lives in Vancouver. They both love to cook! They created this blog to share and store recipes for the food they make.


  1. Oh wow! Silvi, this sounds goooooooood!


  2. Ieva

    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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