Bols Genever, Tales of the Cocktail and YOU
Be a part of History!!!
Join Lucas Bols USA, the producer of Bols Genever, and Tales of the Cocktail for the first WORLD’S LARGEST GENEVER Kopstootje toast. Grab a spot, wait for the horn and then let’s all slurp our Genever together followed by a tasty local beer.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 to kick off Tales of the Cocktail
2:00 p.m. – immediately after the Toast to Tales of the Cocktail official opening ceremony
Location: Front steps of the Hotel Monteleone
After succeeding in re-introducing Bols Genever to the U.S. cocktail community as one of the important classic cocktail spirits, Lucas Bols USA is now taking the next step (back) to the authentic way of drinking Genever in Holland, the Kopstootje®.
The Bols Genever Kopstootje® (pronounced kop-stow-tjuh) represents the original Dutch ritual of a beer paired with a Bols Genever shot; the unique Dutch century long tradition of a “beer and a shot”.
Literally translated as a “little head butt”, a Kopstootje® is a shot sipped from an original Dutch tulip glass filled to the brim with Bols Genever and paired up with a beer. The trick for bartenders is to fill the tulip glass to the absolute rim creating a meniscus shape that almost overflows. Drinkers bend forward and slurp the top, then take a sip of the accompanying beer.
Bols Genever, distilled to perfection in 1820, is one of the oldest independent spirit categories on record. The company, Lucas Bols, has been making Genever since 1664 and Genever was instrumental in the rise of the cocktail in the U.S. at the turn of the century. The spirit went off the U.S. market during Prohibition and was virtually unavailable – and therefore little known – to modern American drinkers until the recent re-launch in 2008.