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Why Gin-Lovers Should Switch to Jenever

When Julia Ziegler-Haynes brought MUNCHIES along with her to the Netherlands, she took everything she learned and whipped up a lavish brunch and cocktail menu for her Dutch buddies.

by Munchies Staff
May 28 2016, 1:00am

When Julia Ziegler-Haynes brought MUNCHIES along with her to the Netherlands, she took everything she learned and whipped up a lavish brunch menu for her Dutch buddies.

Obviously, when it comes to brunch, it's all about crowd-pleasers, and when in Holland, jenever is the move. It's basically gin with the juniper berries cranked up to 11, and provides the perfect base for a summer cocktail, which is the Dinner Bell twist on the classic gin and soda.

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RECIPE: Lemon Thyme Jenever Cocktail

All you need for this cocktail is a quarter lemon, a bit of honey, some fresh thyme sprigs, and you're off to the races. You can crush all these ingredients together with what Julia calls her "medieval dick punisher," but a normal muddler should suffice to bring this "pretty, summery, and delicious" cocktail to life.

After you have this jenever cocktail, you're never going to go back to normal gin and sodas.

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