| Maraska Pelinkovac Croatian Liqueur (bitters)|
An herbal liqueur made from aromatic herbal extracts from a centuries old recipe. Produced from Pelin and other Dalmatian herbs. 750ml.
Pelinkovac is a bitter liqueur based on wormwood, popular in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, as well as in Slovenia, where it is known as Pelinkovec. It is sometimes also referred to simply as Pelin. The alcohol volume is: 28%-35% Vol. It has a very bitter taste, resembling that of JSgermeister. The most famous brands are Gorki List (Bitter Leaf), Maraska Pelinkovac and Badel Pelinkovac. Badel's Pelinkovac is closer to the taste of JSgermeister, has more sugar and less bitter taste, while Gorki List is thicker and has more bitter taste. Maraska's Pelinkovac is claimed to have the best taste among them, and it's very popular in Croatia.Alcohol volume is 28%. Gorki List contains around 26 types of herb essences, while wormwood is the main ingredient. Alcohol volume is 28%vol.
In Bulgaria, pelin (?????) is a type of wine with up to 34 herbs and some fruits added, including wormwood, St John's wort, apple and quince
2-3 oz Light rum
Lime Juice (1 oz)
2 tsp Sugar
2-4 Mint sprigs (very important!)
Lightly muddle (aka smash, mix, concoct, etc.) the mint and sugar with a splash of soda water in a mixing glass until the sugar is dissolved and you can smell the mint. Squeeze the lime into the glass, add the rum and pour into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Give it your mest mojo, this part is important! Strain over cracked ice in a highball glass. Top with soda water, garnish with mint sprig and serve.
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