Becherovka traditional herbal liqueur

Becherovka traditional herbal liqueur

Becherovka: A traditional herb liqueur with a secret recipe

Carlsbad’s herb liqueur, a tipple with a long tradition, was first sold in 1807 and since that time has become incredibly popular. The percentage of alcohol in Becherovka is around 38% and essential to its specific taste are Karlovy Vary spring water, good quality spirit, sugar and a special blend of around 32 herbs and spices. The recipe is a closely guarded secret, which only two employees of the Becherovka factory know.

 The drink is taken cold but it’s also popular as an ingredient in mixed drinks. ‘Beton’ - Becherovka and tonic - is a popular concoction, but Becherovka can also be mixed with cola and juice. If you take a liking to this herb infusion, head for the Jan Becher Museum, located on the site of the first factory. You’ll learn a lot about the history of Becherovka and how it’s made, as well as enjoying the opportunity to taste the original Becherovka and other later versions.


Jan Becher Muzeum
T. G. Masaryka 57
360 01 Karlovy Vary