Original Gin Fizz

The “Original” Gin

This gin fizz recipe is made with Dutch Gin the “original gin” the traditional way in a cocktail shaker. Bols Genever has a rich history dating back centuries. Recognised as the original gin it pre dates the London Dry style that most people are familiar with today.

Bols Genever

Genever is crafted using a blend of malt wine, neutral grain spirits, and botanicals. The malt wine is made from a combination of cereals, including barley, corn, and rye. This gives the gin its distinctive malty and grainy flavor profile. The botanicals used in Bols Genever include juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root, and various other herbs and spices.

Genever is available in different expressions, including young and old variations, which refer to the aging process. Young Genever or Jonge is unaged or lightly aged, while Old Genever is aged in oak barrels, resulting in a more complex and mellow flavor

Classic Gin Cockatils

Speaking of cocktails, Bols Genever is a key ingredient in classic cocktails like the Dutch Collins and the Martinez, which is considered a precursor to the modern Martini. Its unique flavor profile and versatility make it a favorite among mixologists and gin enthusiasts who appreciate the historical significance of this Dutch spirit.

Perfectly Gin Fizz

Bols Genever tastes quite different to a London Dry. Mildly aromatic and gently warming mouth feel. Genever is dry, with a clean, refreshing aftertaste of citrus peel, mineral and a subtle juniper fade. A less assertive and very easy drinking alternative to London Dry’s The addition of egg white  makes this a perfectly silky “Gin Fizz” experience.



  1. Add gin fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white to shaker
  2. Shake for 15 seconds
  3. Add ice to mix and shake for another 15 seconds
  4. Strain frothy mixture into a lowball  glass
  5. Top with club soda leaving some room for the fizz to expand
  6. Garnish with rosemary sprig
  7. Enjoy your creamy frothy gin fizz

Remeber you can always adjust the amount of simple syrup to suit hyour taste preference.



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