101 Best New Cocktails: Dutch Coupe by Tess Posthumus , Door 74, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Adapted from a recipe by Tess Posthumus , Door 74, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“When Queen Beatrix announced she’ll abdicate the throne on 30 April 2013, I thought the occasion called for a special cocktail in her name. The drink is based on a typical Dutch spirit and uses orange to accentuate the royal house of Orange-Nassau.
“The addition of some bitterness is part of a tradition. The Dutch royals used to drink a bitter orange liqueur called ‘Oranjebitter’ whenever there was a festive event. After zesting the orange, place it as a garnish on the rim and make it look like a feathered hat, which is Queen Beatrix’ signature.” Tess Posthumus
60ml (2 oz) Bols 6-year-old Corenwyn Jenever
15ml (.5 oz) Carpano Antica Formula
10ml (.33 oz) Cynar
1dash orange flower water
1 dash orange bitters
1 orange twist, as garnish
Stir over ice, and strain into a frozen coupe glass. Add the garnish.
gaz sez: Depending on where in the world you are, the 6-year-old Corenwyn Jenever might prove difficult to find, and it’s really the backbone of this drink, so if you’d like to taste the Dutch Coupe as Tess intended it, I advise you to hold off until you find some, or take a trip to Amsterdam and have Ms. Posthumus fix you one her own self. You won’t regret it. Promise.