Casa D'Aristi Xtabentun / Liqueur with Honey, Anisette & Rum
mex / 60 proof / 750 ml
Centuries back, native Mayans produced a drink from the nectar of the local Xtabentún flower. Today, the liqueur of the same name starts from a base of honey produced from that flower; the honey is fermented, then combined with Mexican rum and anisette. It is both floral subtly licorice-y, with spice and vanilla notes reminiscent of a freshly-baked Italian pizzelle or biscotti. Traditional ways of drinking this liqueur would be to add it to some coffee, or drink it over ice with a little bit of honey. Modern cocktail applications find it pairing well in drinks with tropical fruits, and in classics such as a bees knees or margarita. Use it as a substitute for curacao to give a nice, warming spin on your favorite cocktail.