East Ender Cocktail Recipe
The East Ender uses honey suckle picked off the banks of the Susquehanna river and a local, Amish made apricot jam to accent the malty, sweet and fruity nature of Bols Genever.
According to Benjamin Hash at the Horse Inn in Lancaster, "The concept in building cocktails in this manor requires a little foresight to remember to harvest ingredients when they are in season and then to preserve them properly. Bols Genever is a historical spirit that has also been preserved properly, in the house of Lucas Bols, and is reflected in a cocktail that is available now in any season, in a Lancastrian east ender style"
0.25 oz. hand-made local honey suckle liquor
Large spoonful of Amish made local apricot jam
Dash of salt
0.5 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. Rosa vermouth
1.5 oz. Bols Genever
2 dashes of Peychauds
Combine all ingredients in mixing tin. Shake vigorously with ice. Fine strain into chilled highball glass over ice sphere. Express and discard orange. Orange peel garnish
Photo credit: Arron Dienner, Make Films Lancaster