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Jan 3, 2014 07:11 PM

Dolin Véritable Génépy (Génépi) Des Alpes Liqueur

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: 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.