Ok, hifallutin’ way of saying “sun of the south”.  Got an urge to be fancy in the pants.  I’m not responsible for whatever urges you get after one of these.  #highoctane

Le Soleil du Sud

1.75 oz Bulleit bourbon
1.75 oz Calvados
.5 oz amaretto
.5 oz Becherovka

Stir it all up in a mixing glass with ice.  Strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish it with a nice star anise.  If you believe, as I do, that the only way this could be better would be to set it on fire, pour a little Stroh 80 on the anise and ignite it.  Set a bad example for your kids in multiple ways.

My only regret is that the fire was pathetically miniscule.  Perhaps next time we can find something that’s more than 80% pure alcohol to torch.