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Dolin Véritable Génépy (Génépi) Des Alpes Liqueur

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Tried this is SC and liked it as an aperitif. Wondering if hounds have seen, had, heard, or many any interesting cocktails with it? It made me think of a junipery, coriander gin but most online put it closer to Chartreuse and Absinthe. Anyone know if it is available in DC, Md, Va area?

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  1. I've had several Genepi, including thew Dolin, all good, all different. I really like the Guilllaumette Genepi, which is more floral than most, and I created a martini riff with it just a few days ago. I just entered it in a competition because I liked it so much.

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    1. re: JMF

      Did you use Plymouth Gin or Orange bitters with it like a classic 3-1 Martini? I thought the dolin would be great with gin or in lee of it, given its high proof for a liqour. One could think of it as an old Tom gin given its sugar component and make new versions of some pre-prohibition drinks like the Martinez. It also could be great in an Alaska cocktail or a Last Word cocktail.

      1. re: DrinkinLife

        If you use it, give proper credit...
        Geingi - JMForester 12/2013
        2 oz. Tuthilltown Half Moon Orchard gin
        .5 oz. Dolin dry vermouth
        .5 oz. Guilllaumette Genepi
        1 dash Angostura Orange bitters

        Stir on ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

        Oh, and I gave it a silly name, guess what it means.

        1. re: JMF

          Trying this now (Boissiere, Beefeater, Dolin Genepy). Rather nice. Sort of an off-dry "weird" Martini. In a good way.

          Any other ideas for the stuff?


          1. re: EvergreenDan

            Tried it a couple nights ago, too . . . *after* I checked Kindred Cocktails and came up empty. :)

            Used Rusty Blade gin, Dolin vermouth, Dolin genepy. I'm very into Leopold's Navy Strength, so I'm going to try it with that and Bittermens Grapefruit Hops bitters to play a little. Looking forward to it as the original is quite nice. Thanks JMF.

            1. re: cacio e pepe

              I published JMF's Geingi, but am still looking for more ideas....


          2. re: JMF


            Very similar - they up the Dolin and Genepi to 3/4 oz. and no bitters.

            1. re: rcb4d


              1. re: EvergreenDan

                Haven't tried it - I found this thread because I'd never heard of genepi before. But it caught my eye and liked your description of "off-dry 'weird' Martini".

              2. re: rcb4d

                Very nice, but potent. To make the Genepi stand out even more, I might try an inverted ratio. Something like:

                1 1/2 oz Genepi
                3/4 oz gin
                1 oz lime juice (for enhanced acid relative to lemon)

                1. re: rcb4d

                  Actually not similar. One is a boozy stirred drink, the other a citrus shaken drink.

                  1. re: rcb4d

                    Am I missing something? This recipe doesn't call for Dolin dry vermouth.
                    Still, I'm excited to give it a try.