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Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman is made with the mystical marriage of genever, French liqueurs, and zesty lemon. It’s a harmony of complexity, a dance between the familiar and the uncharted. Crafted with precision and carrying a strong alcohol content, this drink demands respect. 

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The Flying Dutchman cocktail is made with genever, a type of Dutch gin that is distilled from malt wine. Genever has a distinct flavor that is different from regular gin, and it is an essential ingredient in the Flying Dutchman cocktail. The cocktail also features yellow Chartreuse, Benedictine, and lemon juice. The lemon juice brightens and balances this complex cocktail.

History

The Flying Dutchman cocktail is a classic cocktail that is inspired by the legendary ghost ship that was said to never be able to make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever. This mysterious and alluring cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a sense of adventure and the unknown.

The Flying Dutchman cocktail is a gin-based cocktail that has been around for over a century, but it uses the Dutch gin, genever, which has an herbal, malt flavor. The cocktail is also known as a Dutch cocktail, and its origins can be traced back to the European cocktail revival of the early 20th century.

The Flying Dutchman cocktail was created by Brian MacGregor when he was bartending at Jardinière in San Francisco. The cocktail has gained popularity over the years and is now a classic cocktail that is enjoyed by many.

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Flying Dutchman

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz Genever
  • ¾ oz Benedictine
  • ¾ oz Yellow Chartreuse
  • ¾ oz Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the Genever, Benedictine, Yellow Chartreuse, and Lemon Juice to the shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled glass and enjoy.

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Variations

Flying Dutchman with Gin

You can substitute Bols Genever with gin to make a Flying Dutchman with a more modern twist. This variation is perfect for those who prefer a more traditional gin taste.

Flying Dutchman with Rum

For a sweeter taste, you can replace the gin with rum. This variation is perfect for those who prefer a sweet and sour taste.

Flying Dutchman with Angostura Bitters

You can add a few dashes of Angostura bitters to the classic Flying Dutchman recipe to give it a bitter taste. This variation is perfect for those who enjoy a bitter-and-sweet taste.

Flying Dutchman with Cointreau

You can add Cointreau to the classic Flying Dutchman recipe to give it a sweet and citrusy taste. This variation is perfect for those who enjoy a sweet and sour taste.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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