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It’s Mixology Monday time again, and this month we are hosted by Adventures In Cocktails with the theme – “Niche Spirits”. So that means no basics: no vodka, tequila, gin, rum, brandy or whiskey.

We said, “Hey, how about a nice Genever Cocktail from our new book – DIY Cocktails?”

Genever, AKA “Holland Gin”, is the Dutch predecessor from which the more ubiquitous “London Dry” gin evolved.

2 parts Bols Genever
1 part Creme de Violette
1/2 part Elderflower Liqueur
1 part lemon juice

Combine an shaker with ice. Shake well (15 – 20 seconds) and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a few violet flowers if handy.

Make this and create 1000s more cocktails like it with our new book DIY Cocktails!


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  2. by JLN, January 17th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    The flowers used for garnish in the picture appear to be African violets, not true violets. African violets are not edible.

  3. by kyle bea, March 3rd, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    The purple just pops ! What great colors