Bols genever was first produced in Amsterdam in 1664. Lindsay Nader, who tested all of the drinks for F&W Cocktails 2011, created this cocktail as a nod to that era. "Bargoens" refers to a Dutch slang spoken in the 17th century, mainly by thieves and drifters.
1/2 ounce Gran Classico Bitter (bittersweet herbal liqueur)
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 ounce chilled ginger ale
1 half orange wheel, for garnish
How to make this recipe
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the genever, lemon juice, Gran Classico and bitters and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass, stir in the ginger ale and garnish with the orange wheels.