The original juniper-enhanced spirit from Holland and Belgium. It's better to think of it as a white whiskey with juniper flavor than a gin - it's much more dense, wet, syrupy and smoky than "dry" modern gins.

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equal parts:
gin or genever
Green Chartreuse
maraschino liqueur
lime juice

Shake the ingredients together and strain into a cocktail glass.

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2 ounces genever or gin
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
Dash of Angostura or orange bitters
Lemon twist for garnish

Stir or shake ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish. Sub in genever for something even closer to a Manhattan (hat tip to TheGinisIN, with more good reference on the history of the drink here:

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Equal parts:

  • gin
  • Campari
  • sweet vermouth

Mix with ice in a lowball.

If you have genever, this is one of the few cocktails where you can sub it in directly for gin, though TheGinisIN recommends "In fact, if you up the Genever and Vermouth in the 1:1:1 ratio to a 2:2:1 you come up with a cocktail that is the sophisticated brother of the Manhattan. The Campari brings a lot of the qualities that the bitters in a Manhattan bring to the table."


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