4 cl Becherovka Original
1 cl Lemon juice, fresh
20 cl Kinley Tonic
Beton was first launched in 1967, at the International and Universal Exposition (or Expo 67 as it was commonly known) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where it was served as refreshments at the Czech Pavilion. Its name is a mixture of the two ingredients, Becherovka and tonic water, beton translating into the Czech word for concrete.
Becherovka is a herbal bitter, often drunk as a digestive aid, that is produced in Karlovy Vary, the Czech Republic by the Jan Becher company. This Czech bitter is made from a secret recipe based on a wide variety of (herbal) flavors and often described as having a gingery or cinnamon taste with notes of sweet spices, pungent herbs, and stomach-soothing bitters.
In 2017 Beton was officialy declared as the Official Drink of the Czech Republic and presented as such by the President of the Czech Bartendera Association (CBA), Ales Svojanovsky. The original creator of Beton is still unknown today.