In the plantage you will find the Hortus Botanicus, the botanical garden of Amsterdam. The plants and herbs of the Hortus Botanicus are the inspiration for Willems Wermoed. In this cocktail the sweet and herbal flavours of this Vermouth are mixed with the fresh flavours of Hendricks gin and lemon. The cocktail is finished with homemade bitters.
On the North side of the river IJ is the EYE film museum located. In this film museum there are a lot of famous actors and actresses. Highlighted among them is Marlyn Monroe. Marlyn Monroe is for many still an inspiration and example for acting. To honour her we use the most well-known film whisky: The Macallan. In Overhoeks Olorosso sherry, maple syrup are shaken with the Macallan to enhance the whisky flavours, the mint adds a subtle fresh finish.
Van Wees Arak, “spekkoekjes” liquor, orgeat, lime, Fever Tree ginger ale
Since 1872 Arak is distilled in Indonesia, this sugarcane distillate is very similar to rum from the Caribbean with the main difference being that in Arak a little fermented rice is used. For Java eiland Arak is mixed with another traditional flavour of Indonesia, “spekkoek” liquor, orgeat, lime and finished with Fever Tree ginger ale. Spekkoek is a traditional Indonesian layer cake made with a mix of local spices.
One of the most well-known building of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Arena has been in use since 1996 in Amsterdam south east. The Amsterdam Arena is a multifunctional building used by the biggest artists when they come to Amsterdam. For this cocktail Dutch Courage gin is served with Bechrovka, lemon, vanilla and garnished with a elderflower foam and raspberry powder.