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Bear Hug

Bear Hug

  • 2.o oz. silver tequila
  • 0.5 oz. honey liqueur (Barenjager)
  • 0.25 oz. creme de menthe (Tempus Fugit)
  • 0.25 oz. Cynar 70
  • 0.25 oz. lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into coupe.

Honey, lemon and mint were the start of this one. I’ve always liked tequila with its grassy notes enhanced by mint. The honey for sweetness made sense, as did the lemons acid hit. For necessary bitterness I turned to Cynar, and the higher ABV of Cynar 70.

It’s a cozy drink, and that, along with the name of the Bear Hunter honey liqueur, pushed me towards the Bear Hug name. A honey hug in a glass.