Supergeil Dutch Courage Cocktail recipe

Ryan Sparks of Supergeil shares his Dutch Courage cocktail recipe for SEEN readers to try at home.

Contributed by Ryan Sparks, Bar Manager at Supergeil

Photo by Rebecca Simonov

“This drink is inspired by the last bar I ran in Baltimore, [which is] called Dutch Courage” Sparks says of Supergeil’s take on an Old Fashioned. “It isn’t currently on our menu, but we can always make it.

Dutch Courage Recipe

  • 2 oz. Barrel Reserve Old Cockney Gin
  • 0.5 oz. toasted cinnamon syrup *
  • 2 drops rosewater
  • 2 dashes vanilla+cardamom tincture*
  • stir all ingredients together, strain over large ice cube
  • garnish with lemon peel


*Toasted Cinnamon Syrup

  • dry toast 4 cinnamon sticks until fragrant
  • combine 32oz turbinado sugar with 16 oz. water
  • simmer with cinnamon sticks on low heat for 30 minutes
  • strain/bottle/keeps for 30 days

*Vanilla+Cardamom Tincture

  • dry toast 5 cracked cardamom pods
  • half and scrape 2 vanilla beans
  • soak spices in 16 oz. vodka for 24 hours
  • strain off solids/add 4 oz. 1:1 simple syrup


Read more about Supergeil here, and comment below if you have tried the Dutch Courage or made it at home!

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