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Becherovka

Becherovka is a herbal bitters made in Karlovy Vary (German: Karlsbad) in the Czech Republic, flavored with aniseed, cinnamon, and approximately 32 other herbs. Its alcohol content is 38% ABV (76 proof).

Becherovka is usually served cold and is often used as an aid to digestion. It may also be served with tonic water, a drink that is known as a beton (Czech for “concrete”). It is used in several former Eastern Bloc countries as a home remedy for arthritis and as an emetic.

Nowadays there are only two people who know whole secrecy of production. These two are the only ones who are allowed to go to the room called Drogikamr. In this room they prepare mixture of many herbs and spices once a week. Part of herbs are from abroad and some of them grow around Karlovy Vary.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Becherovka
Last modified: 7 September 2009
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