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The Wild Colonial

This drink was inspired by the Dutch East India Company, which dominated the world spice trade in the 1600s and 1700s and brought ingredients like cinnamon and Indonesian sambal to the Netherlands.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink

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  • 2 ounces genever
  • 1 teaspoon single-malt Scotch
  • 1/4 ounce honey mixed with 1/4 ounce water
  • 1/2 ounce Cinnamon Syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon sambal oelek or other chile sauce
  • 1/4 grapefruit and 1/2 lime, cut into chunks
  • Ice


How to make this recipe

  1. In a pint glass, stir the genever with the Scotch, honey mixture, Cinnamon Syrup and sambal. In a rocks glass, muddle the grapefruit and lime chunks, then fill the glass with ice. Pour the cocktail into the glass and stir well.
Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published November 2010

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