Archive for August, 2012

Newsletter 29: Bols Genever

Posted in Newsletters on August 30, 2012 by becca

Another amazing OCBC meeting! Sponsored and featuring the fantastic Bols Genever; we were given a wonderfully thorough historical background on Genever (and other awesome insights) by the gifted Marcos Tello. Hosted in the marvelous meeting room at Young’s Market.
We were greeted with -and educated about- a kopstootje (translate to ‘a little head-butt’) with Bols and featuring Golden State Lager provided by Head Brewmaster Evan Price of Noble Ale Works. Then Marcos launched into the excellent history as Jason prepared some Oude Fashioneds (Jason’s recipe follows below) that we all enjoyed as we learned. Then all of us re-situated from the bar into the conference hall and made a “Quick Punch” under direction from Marcos (recipe follows below), before breaking to enjoy some Rasta Taco.

Oude Fashioned
2 oz Barrel Aged Holland Gin
2 tsp Double Simple
2 dash Jerry Thomas Bitters
Serve neat in Old Fashioned Glass
Lemon Twist
The Flowing Bols by Marcos Tello
2 Fresh Pineapple Rings
3 thin cut peels of lemons
3 Heaping Barspoons of demerara sugar
6 oz. Raspberry Syrup
2 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
.5 oz. Regan’s Orange No. 6 Bitters
6 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 oz. Orange Juice
16 oz. Bols Genever
12 oz. Club Soda
Muddle the pineapple rings and lemon peels with demerara sugar. Add rest of the ingredients, except club soda, and stir until sugar has dissolved. Add Ice and stir again. Strain over a large block of ice. Top up with Club Soda. 12-15 servings.
Here is an excellent video about Bol’s Genever:

This was a great meeting OCBC! Thanks to Bols Genever, for sponsoring and all that tasty genever; thanks to the Young’s Market for letting use the great space and thanks to Marcos Tello for another terrific time!

Now mark your calendars: We are skipping the first Monday because Labor Day, so next month’s meeting is September 10th and will feature Lark Tasmanian Whisky and Macgavin’s Scotch. We will be tasting this extraordinary Lark Tasmanian Whisky neat and making beverages with the tasty Macgavin’s Scotch. This is going to be an awesome meeting, but we need RSVP’s, so . . .
To help maintain quality of service, presentation, space, food and drink we must insist on RSVP’s and we are limiting the accepted RSVP’s to 50. So get your RSVP in early and send it to if you’re planning on attending, let us know if something comes up so we can make your spot available to someone else if you can’t make it. See you then! The meeting location will be emailed upon RSVP to the first 50 responders.