Bargoens Buck

PDT * ManhattanBols 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. Plus:  Cocktail Recipes 

Bargoens Buck
Photo: © Tina Rupp
1 drink


  • Ice

  • 1 1/2 ounces genever, preferably Bols

  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 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


  1. 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.

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