Red light cocktail

With splashes of  genever (Dutch gin, or jenever in Dutch), orange liqueur, fresh lemon juice and frozen raspberries, this cheeky cocktail owes its name to its sexy scarlet color, reminiscent of that infamous Amsterdam neighborhood.

Calling genever Dutch gin is a retronym, but we’ve done so purely for clarity. After all, gin originated in Holland. Genever was introduced to England by King William III, who was a Prince of Orange (that is, part of the Dutch Royal Family) by birth, before he became the King of England. The British, with their love of abbreviations, changed the name jenever to gin.


  • 1/8 cup chilled genever (Dutch gin)
  • 1/8 cup chilled orange liqueur
  • 1/8 cup chilled lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • Ice

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes

  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 1 cocktail.



In a cocktail shaker, combine the ingredients and top up with plenty of ice. Shake. Strain and serve in a cocktail glass. Proost!


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Arianna was born in Rome, Italy and grew up mostly in Florence. When she was 18 years old she came to the Netherlands, where she remained till today. Arianna likes to make trips, discover Haarlem, taste good food, meet internationals and share experiences. Currently she is living with her hubby and 3 toddlers in one of the cutest little neighborhoods of Haarlem, de Vijfhoek.