Dutch Heaven- 1.75 oz @BolsGenever, .75 oz grapefruit juice, .5 oz Maraschino, mint

 

Dutch Heaven:

1.75 oz. Bols Genever
.5 oz. Maraschino
.25 oz. grapefruit juice (white)
1 mint sprig

Shake with ice. Double strain into chilled cocktail glass.

After the Seventh Heaven I thought to experiment with swapping the gin for a genever. A very simple, smooth cocktail emerged. The mint is mellowed as it competes with the mead on the nose. The cocktail had a velvety (though pleasantly so), mouthfeel.The sip is multilayered mint, grapefruit, with the maraschino much less apparent on the swallow in comparison to the Seventh Heaven, again most likely due to the (friendly) competition of the mead and botanical flavors of the genever.