Stretch Limo

There's no shortage of unique gins on the market. These days the variety can be overwhelming. But if we had to suggest you experiment with something new, we suggest reaching for a Genever. 

The predecessor to modern day gin, Genever (pronounced 'gin-KNEE-ver'), is made from a base of malt wine, most commonly a rye, wheat and corn distillate. Bols Genever is triple distilled in copper pot stills, that is then blended with a unique bouquet of traditional Genever botanicals (hops, cloves, anise, licorice, ginger, juniper amongst many others) and aged for at least 18 months.

But Bols has recently released a Barrel-Aged Genever, that is stored for more than two years in French limosin oak casks. This maturation process imparts a pale, golden color and rich, oaky flavor the genever. 

 

equipment:

cocktail mixing glass
bar spoon
strainer
rocks glass

ingredients:

2 oz Bols Barrel-Aged Genever
.75 oz Meletti Amaro
1 barspoon demerara simple syrup (equal parts demerara sugar and water)
1 dash Scrappys Cardamom Bitters
strip of lemon zest for garnish


method:

Combine all ingredients except lemon zest in a cocktail mixing glass and stir to chill. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Express oils from the lemon peel into the glass before dropping it into the cocktail to garnish.