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Genever Strawberry Smash

Genever, the Dutch precursor to what we know as gin, is an earthy, clear spirit with a flavor somewhere between whiskey and vodka. The earthy tones pair very well with the sweetness of the strawberries in this refreshing drink. Try it out!

Genever Strawberry Smash

Genever Strawberry Smash


  • 2 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces genever (we used Bols)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • soda water
  • lemon twist


  1. In a highball, lightly muddle the strawberries with the simple syrup.
  2. Add genever, lemon juice, and enough ice to fill the glass. Stir to combine.
  3. Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon twist. Drink with a straw!



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