Whether you’re out on the town or enjoying an intimate evening, as long as you have a cocktail made with Rutte Gin & Genever, you will definitely have something to rejoice! In fact, a number of your favorite classic cocktails are made with gin or genever. These spirits, which originated in Holland, are guaranteed to put you in good spirits. Their incredible flavors showcase the most dynamic aspects of their Dutch distillery.
A leading Dutch expert in Botanical distilling since 1872, Rutte Gin & Genever is located in the historic town of Dordrecht, near Rotterdam. Made in one of the smallest distilleries, Rutte Gin & Genever is a small batch production where each and every bottle is uniquely handcrafted, utilizing only natural ingredients. Currently, Rutte Gin & Genever produces nine types of the renowned spirit. The following spirits are undoubtedly the highlights of the company’s arsenal:
Rutte Old Simon Genever is a premium genever made using the 19th century recipe of founder Simon Rutte that includes juniper, herbs, roasted nuts, notes of berry and rich malt flavour. The drink has a light, nutty, velvet finish.
Rutte Celery Gin is a unique dry gin that features celery among other classic botanicals like juniper, coriander, orange peels, cardamom and angelica. This gin carries slight notes of mint, parsley, celery and aniseed, which creates a spicy-fresh finish.
Rutte Dry Gin is a classy dry gin with fennel, being one of its main ingredients, juniper, coriander, orange peels and angelica. It is characterized by slight notes of citrus and grapefruit with a hint of fennel and juniper balancing mild angelica.
Although gin and genever can already be found in many classic cocktails, Rutte Master Distiller Myriam Hendrickx says that there is always room for exploration. “For the use of gin and genever in cocktails there is still a lot to discover. Gin is super versatile and a staple product all bars have, which makes it perfect to play around with and create new concoctions. Genever, even more versatile and complex, lends itself very well to recreate classics and also to reinvent for example Whisky cocktails.’”
Here are some classy cocktails that may be crafted using Rutte products:
Rutte Bloody Celery
1 oz. Rutte Celery Gin | 3 oz. fresh premium tomato juice
¼ oz. fresh lemon juice | 1 celery stick
Combine all ingredients and stir. Garnish with a celery stick
1 oz. Rutte Old Simon Genever | 1 oz. Italian Vermouth
1/6 oz. Maraschino | 1 dash orange bitters
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with ice until cold and diluted. Strain into a chilled coupette glass and garnish with orange zest.
Rutte Ruby Spritz
2 oz. Rutte Dry Gin | 1 oz. Twisted Alchemy Grapefruit Juice | ½ oz Simple Syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Double strain neat into a coupe glass and top with club soda. Garnish with grapefruit twist.
When it comes to creating a creative and satisfying cocktail, you will definitely want to choose Rutte!