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GDP
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GDP – “Gross Domestic Product” is a way of measuring a country’s economy. The GDP cocktail is named after the combination of its three key ingredients: genever, Drambuie and Peychaud’s ... more GDP – “Gross Domestic Product” is a way of measuring a country’s economy. The GDP cocktail is named after the combination of its three key ingredients: genever, Drambuie and Peychaud’s bitters. Inspired by the classic “Rusty Nail” but it’s not too sweet for any respectable Martini or Manhattan aficionado.

This drink is to champion the innovative genever from the Wenneker Distilleries. Like the Dutch Golden Age, the spirit of this genever is based on the Islay Cask finish. ~ Trinh Quan Huy-Philip, Vietnam Mixxit Master 2011 and Swizzle Master 2015
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Base ingredient
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Drambuie
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, grapefruit
Alcohol content
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40% | 1.8 units *

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Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a GDP

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Gently muddle a slice of fresh ginger in a mixing glass
Add genever and rest of ingredients with ice
Stir well and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass
Garnish with pink grapefruit zest and a maraschino cherry, and serve
~ Use Wenneker Genever Islay Cask Finish. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Zest  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of bitters for Peychaud's in the GDP cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters with other bitters like Angostura or orange bitters. However, keep in mind that each type of bitters has its unique flavor profile, which will slightly alter the taste of the GDP cocktail.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the GDP cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The GDP cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to preserve the clarity and smooth texture of the drink. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without introducing air bubbles, ensuring a clearer and more refined appearance than shaking would.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal garnish for the GDP cocktail?

The GDP cocktail can be elegantly garnished with a thin slice of ginger or a twist of lemon peel. These garnishes complement the spicy and botanical notes in the drink without overwhelming its delicate balance.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the GDP compare to a standard cocktail?

The GDP cocktail has an alcohol content of 40%, which is significantly higher than the average cocktail, typically ranging between 25% to 30% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the GDP a stronger option, so it should be enjoyed in moderation.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the GDP cocktail?

The GDP cocktail, with its strong and sophisticated flavors, is ideal for evening gatherings or as a dinner cocktail. Its refined taste makes it suitable for special occasions or as an after-dinner drink to savor.

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