Are you a fan of a refreshing gin & tonic, or looking for a go-to drink on a hot summer days? As one of the most popular cocktails at the terraces, the gin cocktail is currently unmissable. Food & Beverage manager Dino shares his ultimate recipe, Inntel Hotels developed two own gins and discovered the best activities for you as a gin lover! Read on and discover all about this delicious cocktail.
The ultimate gin & tonic recipe
Food & Beverage Manager Dino has been with Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark since the opening of the hotel. As a lover and expert on this product, we’ve asked him for his ultimate recipe and favourite flavours.
What is your favourite gin?
That’s our own exclusive Werkspoor gin at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam of course Landmark! Besides that, Monkey 47 is my favourite.
What is the ultimate gin & tonic recipe?
When I drink Monkey 47, I add lots of ice and garnish it with a nice orange zest. It is also important to drink the gin with an suitable tonic: in this case 2/3rds Fever Tree Indian Tonic. This does justice to the spicy, yet fresh tones and citrus.
A recommendation for the true gin lovers?
Besides the gin & tonic cocktail, I like to drink my gin in the form of a classic Italian Negroni. The gin (Monkey 47) together with Vermouth (Antica Formula) and Campari is the perfect combination for me!
Exclusive gins by Inntel Hotels
In addition to several well-known gins on the menu, Inntel Hotels launched two exclusive gins. Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark and Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach have self-composed gins based on their unique hotel themes.
Bar & Brasserie Werkspoor
You can enjoy delicious cocktails and dishes in an industrial setting at Bar & Brasserie Werkspoor. The Werkspoor gin has been specially developed for Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark. The flavours are based on the hotel theme ‘VOC & Werkspoor’, which refers to the rich history of the district the hotel is located in. The gin is made from VOC spices that were widely traded since it was fouded in 1602. Cardamom, star anise and orange, among others, are found in the taste palette. The spicy gin is accessible because of the fresh tones of the lemongrass. Garnished with an abundance of ice, a suitable tonic, lemongrass, and star anise. Cheers!
Bar & Brasserie Willem l
Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach has the location matching theme ‘Beach & Harbour’. The Willem l gin is based on the time of king Willem l. Around 1813, the elite loved apricots and roses were used for decoration and fragrance. With floral tones of elderflower and fresh, earthy tones of coriander seed and angelica, the gin is made into a beautiful ensemble. During the production process, the juniper berries are crushed, which gives this gin a beautiful amber colour. This also ensures that the gin is delicious to drink pure. However, the deep flavours of the gin can still be tasted in a cocktail. You can try this unique gin right next to the beach of Scheveningen!
The best terraces and activities
Looking for fun activities for your upcoming city break? As a gin-lover, don’t miss these activities and terraces!
Mossel & Gin @ Amsterdam
“It’s all in the name”, says the restaurant in Westerpark itself. The sea food restaurant offers mussels as well as other fish dishes. Besides the gin & tonics, Mossel & Gin even has a GinMayo: mayonnaise infused with Bobby’s gin (2%).
The Bottle Distillery in Eindhoven produces gin in a traditional way. In addition to an authentic bar with a terrace, you can also take a tour, tasting, or workshop. This way, you can learn everything about the distillery and its products!
In 1986, Van Kleef closed the doors of its production site, which had been in operation for over 100 years. By now, the doors have reopened, but as a museum. Plan a guided tour and combine the visit with a tasting of the various liqueurs and genevers in the museum garden.