Thursday, July 23, 2020


1 1/2 oz Bols Genever
1 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/2 oz Krogstad Aquavit
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Thursdays ago, I delved into Leo Robitschek's The NoMad Cocktail Book for the evening's libation and spotted the Bohemia. That recipe was Leo's creation subtitled, "A rich Martini variation with caraway." While I have known about the elegant pairing of Genever and Maraschino for quite a while such as in the Improved Holland Gin Cocktail, I only learned about how well Genever and aquavit pair in that book's Forbidden Dance. Once prepared, the Bohemia danced with a lemon, malt, and caraway aroma to the nose. Next, malt, soft white grape, and cherry notes on the sip slipped into Genever melding into aquavit flavors on the swallow with a nutty cherry and wormwood finish.

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