It’s Friday and you know what that means, it is time to put away those TPS reports and belly up to the bar for a cocktail. For some of you, that means breaking out your Hawthorne strainer, a jigger, and Mutineer Magazine’s Cocktail Friday.
This week we have a recipe for the Dutch Revival cocktail created by Sahil Mehta, bartender at Boston’s Estragon tapas bar, and finalist in the 2012 Luxardo Cocktail Cup and the man behind the Garden of Good and Evil cocktail we featured a few weeks back. Sahil’s cocktail uses a couple of Dutch liquors that may be new to some of you: genver and kummel. The Dutch Revival is a spectacular showcase for genver, a spirit that has been gaining new popularity among bartenders over the last few years and was a precursor to gin. Genver is often barrel aged with sweet and malty characteristics that works beautiful with the flavors of caraway and fennel from the kummel.
Check out these exciting ingredients and jumpstart your liquor locker on this Cocktail Friday.
1 1/2 oz. genver (Bols)
1/2 oz. kummel (Combier)
1/2 oz. falernum (Velvet)
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe.