Classic cocktail gets modern twist

The Old Mayor cocktail

Rynbende old mayor cocktail

Did you know that in the United States many classic cocktails used to be made with aged genever? Rynbende’s Vintage Genever: The Mayor of Exploration makes an excellent base for a cocktail.

The Old Mayor

One of our favourite Rynbende cocktails uses The Old Mayor. It is a stylish cocktail based on an Old Fashionedand combines simplicity with tradition – showcasing the character of The Mayor of Exploration.

What is an Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is one of the oldest cocktails. Its origenevers date back to the 19th century. The name “Old Fashioned” refers to the ‘old’ way the drink used to be made, namely by putting the ingredients in a glass and stirring with a stick.

Oiriginally, Old Fashioned consisted of brandy or genever, sugar, water, bitters and a piece of orange peel. The recipe became popular in the early 1800s in Kentucky and New York.

Over the years, the recipe evolved, so the sugar water was replaced by a sugar cube, and the liquor was replaced by whiskey. This is the recipe as we know it today.

When to drink an Old Fashioned or an Old Mayor

Both cocktails are suitable for many occasions. They are popular drinks for a cosy evening at home with friends, a dinner party or a formal occasion, such as a business event. Their powerful flavour and stylish presentation make them a great choice for people who love a classic drink with a rich history. It is also often drunk as an aperitif or digestif.

Making Old Mayor cocktail

The Old Mayor cocktail has a complex flavour with a balance of sweetness, bitterness and the warm, spicy taste of Rynbende’s Vintage Genever, which drinks like a whisky. Want to make this cocktail yourself sometime?
Then click here for the ingredients and preparation method.

Rynbende Vintage Genever

The Mayor of Exploration is an old genever and contains, among other things, a malt wine aged for 3 years in American oak barrels. It also contains seven authentic Rynbende botanicals – herbs that were used in the genever made by Rynbende & Sons. For more information, click here.

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