Category: Genever Journey

Genever Sour No. 24

The third genever recipe I’ve created for an article on Hooghoudt genever is this Genever Sour No. 24. The Rijke Jenever No. 24 is very floral and combines very well with elderflower.


  • 60 ml Hooghoudt Rijke Jenever No. 24Genever Sour No. 24
  • 30 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15 ml Elderflower syrup
  • 1 fresh egg white
  • 1 slice of cucumber
  • 1 edible flower
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Dutch Horse’s Neck with a Kick

A Horse’s Neck with a Kick is a classic cocktail based on bourbon whiskey. A Horse’s Neck without a Kick is the non-alcoholic version, so actually just ginger ale with some Angostura bitters and a lemon zest for garnish. This Dutch Horse’s Neck with a Kick replaces the American bourbon with Dutch genever.


Dutch Horses Neck with a Kick

  • 60 ml Hooghoudt Bruine Jenever
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 100 ml ginger ale
  • 1 large lemon zest
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Hooghoudt Triple Daisy

The first of three genever recipes I’ve created for an article on Hooghoudt genever. The sour red berries form a nice contrast with the slightly sweet cocktail.


Hooghoudt Triple Daisy

  • 45 ml Hooghoudt Premium Genever
  • 30 ml Cointreau
  • 20 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • 15 ml soda water
  • red currants
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What is Genever?

Jenever assortiment

Genever has been produced in Holland for over 400 years and could be seen as the ancestor of gin. Today, genever is often seen as the drink of the elderly, something only your grandfather will enjoy. I think this product deserves more appreciation, which is why I’ve started writing a book on this traditional Dutch spirit. In this article I give you a little sneak preview of my upcoming ‘Dutch Courage’ book, explaining what genever exactly is, and how you can make three tasty cocktails with it.

Hooghoudt Distilleerketel Grietje

Simply put, genever is made out of three components; malt wine, alcohol and water.

The first ingredient, the malt wine is made from grains such as wheat, rye and corn. The big difference between genever and the gin in your G&T is the addition of this malt wine. The recipe for malt wine was passed on from father to son and it forms the heart of the genever. It gives genever its flavour and character and it is something the British were unable to replicate. Read More

Dutch Courage

While writing my masters thesis for Sociology, I’ve collected a lot of information on genever which I couldn’t use in my research. I’d like to share this information with you and discover a lot more together. In this ‘Genever Journey’ category, I’ll explore the different types and brands of genever which are available to us Read More