(After) Dinner Cocktails
Aperitif and digestif, both two of our favorite cocktail moments. You want to know why? Three words: Stimulate your senses.
An aperitif is a drink usually served to get that stomach going. Accompanied by some small canapes, your appetite will be stimulated so you will ready to dig in on the feast after. The best aperitif is usually dry, rather than sweet. Think about champagne, white wine or a dry cocktail like the Elderflower Spritz or try the refreshing Ginger Mule.
The word ‘aperitif’ is a French word derived from the Latin verb ‘aperire’, meaning ‘open’. Some sources say that the aperitifs have existed since at least the fifth century, but the real aperitif as we know it these days was introduced by Turin distiller Antonio Carpano who invented vermouth.
Light aperitif is perfect for setting the mood
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After dinner delight
Dinner is over and it’s time to sit back, relax and get that digestion going. This is the moment to bring out the digestifs. There are many styles of digestifs, but they are often characterized by a high alcohol content with a deep, rich flavor profile. It can be drunk next to dessert, instead of a dessert or even after a dessert. For example, it’s common to drink it next to your coffee, which some of us might love after a heavy meal. But why not mix your beloved coffee into a digestif and make a delicious Espresso Martini?
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Intimate moments with an Espresso Martini
Invented by bartender Dick Bradsell, the Espresso Martini was designed to get a certain young supermodel up and running again. And the Espresso Martini sure does get you back up your feet! The delicious combination of Bols Coffee liqueur, Bols Vodka and freshly brewed espresso gives this cocktail a double kick. One from caffeine and the second from the vodka. These two powerhouses are joined in harmony by the Bols Coffee liqueur and sugar syrup. This makes the Espresso Martini an endless fascination cocktail and a perfect drink as a digestive.
This delicate spring-cocktail certainly delivers on its floral promise, sporting a beautiful bouquet of elderflower notes with a refreshing prosecco sparkle. Our Spritz owes its spirit to the fragrant Bols Elderflower liqueur, which is made from the honey-scented blossoms of the elder tree. Sounds like a fairytale, right? Well, this tipple surely makes you dream of a midsummer’s night...liqueur and Bols Genever Original form a beautiful marriage in this cocktail. The Elderflower Spritz is the perfect spring cocktail and easy to create at home!
Spicy, full-bodied and endlessly refreshing, meet our take on the classic Mule. Its bold ginger notes are beautifully complemented by the soft, malty palate of our Bols Genever Original. Serve in a copper mug over ice with a fresh lime wheel and let this mule seduce you. Don’t worry, it won’t bite!
Rich and creamy with a hint of dark roast. A Martini so smooth, it will charm the cream off your espresso. It is said that the Espresso Martini find its origin in a 1980’s London bar, when a young supermodel asked a bartender to ‘wake me up and f*ck me up’. The bartender was cocktail-legend Dick Bradsell. The supermodel, eledgetly, none other than Miss Naomi Campell. To this day, the iconically smooth and creamy cocktail remains one of the most popular digestives in the world. The best part? You’ll whip it up in a jiff.
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