Rue 612

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Recipe courtesy Chris J. Rue for Marietta, Brooklyn, New York

The whiskey-reminiscent nose and malty flavor of genever, the grandfather of gin, makes this a particularly perfect cocktail for those looking to sneak a bit of juniper into their cocktail routine during the colder months. While the Bols can be substituted with standard gin in a pinch if genever is hard to find, bartender Chris Rue of Marietta in Brooklyn, New York, suggests something with assertive juniper notes, such as JunĂ­pero.

  • 2 ounces Bols Genever
  • Âľ ounce lemon juice
  • Âľ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce Cynar
  • Âľ ounce egg white
  • Splash (ÂĽ ounce, to taste) sour cocktail cherry juice
  • 2 dashes of ginger lemon bitters (such as Hella Bitters Ginger Lemon)
  • Large peel of lemon, for garnish

Add all ingredients but the bitters and garnish into a cocktail shaker. Dry shake all the ingredients (vigorously and without ice). Once the egg has emulsified, fill shaker with ice and shake well again. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and two dashes of lemon ginger bitters on top of the foam.

Published on January 29, 2016