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Experience the Classics with a Twist: Using Eden Genever in the Cocktails of Jerry Thomas

Jerry Thomas, also known as "The Professor," was a legendary bartender in the 19th century.

Thomas is often credited with inventing the modern cocktail. His recipes have stood the test of time and are still enjoyed by cocktail enthusiasts today. If you’re looking to take your cocktail game to the next level and surprise your friends with your skills, why not try using Eden Genever in some of Jerry Thomas’ classic recipes?

One of the most iconic cocktails in Jerry Thomas’ repertoire is the Tom  Collins. This refreshing drink is made with gin, lemon juice, sugar, and soda water, and is an old summertime favourite. By swapping the gin for Eden Genever you’ll add a whole new layer of complexity to the drink. The malt wine in Eden Genever brings a rich depth of flavor to the Tom Collins, while the botanicals and juniper berries create a complex and satisfying finish.


Another classic cocktail that works well with Eden Genever is the Martinez. This drink is said to be the predecessor of the modern martini, and is made with gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur and orange bitters. By using Eden Genever instead of gin you’ll create a Martinez with a deeper and more complex flavor profile. Eden pairs perfectly with the sweet vermouth and maraschino, creating a cocktail that is both sophisticated and easy to drink.

If you’re looking for a drink with a bit more of a kick, try the Blue Blazer. This fiery cocktail is made by lighting whiskey on fire and pouring it back and forth between two metal cups. While it might sound intimidating, the Blue Blazer is actually quite simple to make, and the addition of Eden Genever takes it to a whole new level. The malt in Eden Genever stands up to the heat of the flames, creating a rich and smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the lemon juice and sugar.

Finally, for a cocktail that is both classic and unexpected, try the Improved Holland Gin Cocktail. This drink is made with genever, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters, and absinthe, and is a variation on the classic gin cocktail. By using Eden Genever instead of traditional gin, you’ll create a drink that is both familiar and unique. Eden Genever adds a lot of depth of flavor to the drink, while its mix with the absinthe creates a complex and satisfying finish.

Incorporating Eden Genever into Jerry Thomas’ classic cocktails is a great way to experience the classics with a twist. Whether you’re a seasoned cocktail enthusiast or a new mixologist, using Eden in these recipes will add a whole new layer of depth and complexity to your drinks. So give it a try and see what kind of new creations you can come up with!