Which liquor was invented in 17th Century Holland and was referred to as Dutch Courage and was used to cure stomach complaints, gout and gallstone?MORE
According to legend jenever was invented by a Dutch doctor in the 17th century as a cure for stomach complaints gout and gallstones.
The liquor was originally called Dutch courage and was thought to be an effective medicine. Today jenever is still produced in the Netherlands and Belgium and is considered to be the national drink of both countries. It is typically made with juniper berries but other flavourings such as citrus herbs and spices can be added. Jenever is usually drunk straight or on the rocks but it can also be used in cocktails.
Very Strong ABV ( above 30% ), Potent and intense.
*Note that dilution and other factors like type and temperature of ice are not considered in this upfront calculation.
Bittersweet and Aromatic
- Sloe Gin 6 cl
- Bitters 1 dash
Any Glass of your Choice
sloeberry is a popular Gin cocktail containing a combinations of Sloe Gin,Bitters .Served using Any Glass of your Choice
Sloeberry Cocktail Ingredients
Sloeberry Cocktail Recipe
Stir ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.
Sloe Gin is not a Gin, it's a British liqueur made with gin and sloes. Sloes are Plum like fruits which are traditionally picked after the first frost of winter in late October, pricked traditionally with a thorn from the blackthorn bush on which sloes grow, then put in a jar with sugar and gin and steeped for at least three months while turning the jar every day initially, then every week until ready.
The liqueur is then decanted carefully to eliminate all sediments and a clear red liqueur is left. Sloe Gin is 15% to 30% ABV. EU established standard requires a minimum of 25% ABV for the liqueur to be recognised as a Sloe Gin.
Sloe Gin is the only non-Gin product that is still legally allowed to be called a Gin, despite the fact that it is a Gin based liqueur and is often even made with neutral grain spirits in place of Gin.
Alcoholic spirits infused with botanicals such as herbs, roots, fruits and leaves, are called Bitters.
Bitters consist of water and alcohol which has been steeped with various herbs, fruits, leaves etc. Bitters are not to be drank neat or even as the base spirit of a cocktail, these are usually concentrated alcoholic concoctions and just a dash or a few drops are all we need to add that taste to a cocktail.
There are exceptions and some bitters like the Italian Amari is consumed without mixing in a cocktail. It has a bitter sweet taste and alcohol content is somewhere between 16%-40%. Generally in Europe its being consumed as an after dinner digestif.
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