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Boomsma Oude Genever: What to make with it?

monopod Jun 10, 2013 06:06 PM

Searched around but there isn't much info out there about what to actually do with a barrel-aged oude genever (other than sip it neat, obviously). Anyone have any cocktails that use oude genever that they would recommend?

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  1. davis_sq_pro Jun 10, 2013 08:43 PM

    Most gin cocktails, especially older ones, will work quite well with it. Pegu Club, Negroni, Martinez, etc. It doesn't suit my taste in a Martini, but you might give it a try for experimental purposes.

    Unlike the Bols product it isn't super-funky and won't take over. It is, however, slightly sweeter and heavier than dry gins so you might adjust down the sugar content slightly.

    1. JMF Jun 11, 2013 06:50 AM

      Here's a recipe I came up with a few years ago.

      Uphill Each Way
      2 oz. Genever
      3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
      3/4 oz. turbinado simple syrup
      3/4 oz. Pastis
      1 dash Angostura bitters

      Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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        VeroniqueB Jun 12, 2013 02:15 PM

        Here you can find many cocktail recipes: http://www.diep9genever.com/Old_genev...

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          The Big Crunch Jun 17, 2013 12:37 PM

          A buddy of wine who's a spirits writer gets a lot of free samples and brought a bottle of Wigles' Ginever, which is technically not a true genever, but works in that style. I can say from experience, that it makes a lousy Rickey, so I'm guessing the same would hold true for genever.

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            RxJulep Jul 14, 2013 03:07 PM

            This type of genever is very close to the type of gin they were using in the mid- to late-nineteenth century, when mixed drinks were evolving into the cocktails that we know now. Why not try the original "Cocktail" - 2 oz. Genever, a few dashes of aromatic bitters, 0.5 sugar or simple syrup, stirred with ice and strained into rocks glass.

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              roegmann Jan 7, 2014 10:30 AM

              My son took me to a bar and ordered me a Bittered Holland Sling (its uses the Oude Genever) and it was simply delicious.

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