Sukkah Hill Spirits: Besamim Cocktail

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Today, I am really, really pumped to talk to y’all about Sukkah Hill Spirits Besamim Liqueur. I know that might sound like a mouthfull, and most of you may not have heard of them, but OOOOOOH MY GOODNESS. All y’all need to get these Liqueurs right now!

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Firstly, I would like to say, “WOW.” I haven’t had a new Liqueur that was this good in a LOOOOOONG time. Sukkah Hill Spirits were started by the Witkins, a couple who live in Los Angeles. They were making batches of Liqueurs for friends and family, when a store put in a request for their amazing product. Now they have a 5000 sq ft facility and the rest is history.

Both Besamim and Etrog (more on this Liqueur very soon) are made from pure cane sugar Spirit in small batches. They are gluten free, vegan, and Kosher for passover. What else would you expect from a Spirits company based in LA?

Besamim Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: SPICE EXPLOSION. Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove. Christmas spices.
  • Taste: Warm, elegant, sweetly spiced but not cloying. Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove, Allspice. ALL THE SPICES you could ever want. It’s like your grandmother’s secret spice recipe. Hell yes.
  • Finish: Excellent medium-body for a Liqueur. Wide, long, and pleasant finish. The viscosity is just right and not too overpowering.
  • Overall: I have and will be using Besamim in as many Cocktails as possible. It’s perfect for the holiday season, in a stirred drink, or in spiced Tiki drinks.

 

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For this introductory post, I decided to feature just one Cocktail recipe (though believe me, I’ve got several) because this one lets Besamim shine like the beautifully spiced magic that it is.

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Here are your cast of characters: Besamim, Hine H Cognac, Lustau Amontiallado Sherry, and a Luxardo Maraschino Cherry.

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I wanted to make this cocktail in the style of a Manhattan because I think Besamim is worthy of such a drink.

Besamim Cocktail

  • 3/4 oz Sukkah Hill Besamim Liqueur
  • 1 3/4 oz Hine H Cognac
  • 1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry
  • Garnish: Luxardo Maraschino Cherry

Combine ingredients over ice and stirrrrrr. Strain into chilled coupe and garnish.

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Delicious. So delicious that I just drank one while writing this post. Now I want to curl up by a fire with a good book and feeeel the fabulousness.

Thanks to Sukkah Hill Spirits for sending the Besamim and Etrog. MORE SUKKAH HILL COCKTAILS COMING SOOOOOOOON.

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6 thoughts on “Sukkah Hill Spirits: Besamim Cocktail

  1. There is no way I will get my hands on any of this liqueure unless I jump on a flight to NYC, but it sounds very nice. Have you ever tried Genepi ? I know that’s something I will soon be getting and I would love some ideas how to use it.

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  2. Génépi des Alpes? It’s excellent over ice. Cocktail wise, I would start with it in a White Negroni: Gin, Dry or Blanc Vermouth, Génépi. It’s also excellent with Champagne or Prosecco.

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  3. Dani, we are really thrilled that you are enjoying Besamim. Glad to see the bottle’s half empty already. We are eagerly looking forward to seeing what you come up with next! Paul, Sukkah Hill is available in stores in California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, DC, West Virginia, Mississippi and next month you can find us in Ontario Canada. We have a bunch more states on the way. In the rest of the country you can order Sukkah Hill online. Thegrapevinewines.com, missionliquor.com, remedyliquor.com and a couple dozen more stores will ship anywhere it is legal. Check out SukkahHill.com for the store locator and recipes.

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