About Bols LiqueurFounder:Lucas BolsYear Founded:1575Distillery Location:Zoetermeer, HollandMaster Distiller / Blender:Piet van LeijenhorstBols Liqueur Essential FactsWhile English gin is now very popular in America, back in the 19th century the malty Dutch version (genever) was a best seller. Many of the cocktails that are currently made with gin were originally made with genever.
Port, Fernet Branca and cardamom-infused bitter liqueur take a bourbon cocktail to uncharted territory.2 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon1/2 ounce oolong tea-infused ruby port*1/2 ounce cardamom-infused Amèr Nouvelle**1 tsp Fernet-Brancalemon peelGarnish: Luxardo maraschino cherryAdd all ingredients except tlemon peel to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
Kirschwasser, vermouth and raspberry make a romantic combination.2 oz French dry vermouth1 oz Kirschwasser (cherry brandy)1 tsp Natural raspberry syrupGarnish: brandied cherryAdd all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.Garnish with a brandied cherry.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo year-round with the tasty Paloma cocktail.2 oz Tequila1/2 oz Fresh lime juiceGrapefruit soda, to topGarnish: Lime wheelAdd the tequila and lime juice to a highball glass filled with ice.Fill with grapefruit soda, and stir briefly.
During Prohibition, the simple gin-and-orange-juice Orange Blossom tipple was a big hit among illicit imbibers. The recipe, which is similar to a Screwdriver, was a perfect way to disguise the flavor of booze. Try one for yourself to find out why it was such a hit with the flapper set.1 ounce gin1 ounce sweet vermouth1 ounce orange juiceGarnish: orange wedgeAdd all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
Throughout most of the 19th century, Irish whiskey was the most popular whiskey in the world, vastly eclipsing scotch and bourbon. Then around the turn of the century, a series of events including the Irish War of Independence, trade wars and American Prohibition all but destroyed the industry, leaving only a few distilleries left.