It’s all about simplicity.

This recipe is about as simple and delicate as it gets. Two ingredients, both aromatic and light, garnished with a lemon peel. I’m not sure it gets any simpler than that. Credit goes to Philip Duff – and unfortunately I’m not quite sure the backstory for this one.

The flavor of this drink is very soft and light – it pairs two easy overshadowed, aromatic flavors in a glass and they both shine through brilliantly. I felt like in some ways, it reminded be of a gentler, softer old fashioned. It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Genever – so this one might just be joining our “go to” list!

The Jacob

The Jacob

With just two ingredients + garnish, this cocktail is simple, smooth and floral.
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  • 2 oz Genever
  • 1 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 each Lemon Twist, for garnish


  • Fill a pint glass or cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the genever and elderflower liqueur and stir to chill and dilute.
  • Strain into a rocks glass prepared with ice.
  • Garnish with the lemon twist