Branches in the River

This gin recipe dubbed, The Branches in the River, is a delicious cocktail that combines several ingredients that aren't often used in mixology. Don't let that scare you though, making it isn't as difficult as the exotic nature of its ingredients make it seem!
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Serve in a Rocks Glass

  • 1 1/2 oz Bols Genever Gin
  • 3/4 oz Lillet Rose
  • 3/4 oz Zirbenz Stone Pine liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Blume Marillen Apricot Eau de Vie
  • 1 dash Bittercube Bolivar bitters
  • 1 dash black mission fig bitters
  • 1/4 oz German beet syrup
  • 1 small sprig of thyme for muddling

Garnish: 1 peel & 1 sprig of thyme

Required Tools

How to Make

  1. Add the sprig of thyme and the syrup in the shaker and muddle first.
  2. Pour in all the other ingredients and shake for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Double strain into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice.
  4. It helps to extract the oil from a lemon peel onto the drink in the end.
  5. Garnish with the lemon peel and a small sprig of thyme.


There are many reasons why gin recipes are some of the best cocktails around. Gin is a versatile liquor that can be used in a variety of drinks.

It is also flavorful and refreshing, making it the perfect choice for summer cocktails.

In addition, gin is easy to make, which means that anyone can create a delicious drink with just a few simple ingredients. So next time you’re looking for a tasty and refreshing cocktail to enjoy, be sure to try a gin recipe!

Making The Perfect Gin Recipe for the Summer: Branches in the River

For this to work best, I’d advise you buy some German rock sugar. Make a 1 to 1 syrup with it and you will instantly fall in love with the flavor; Not as cloyingly sweet as regular sugar or honey, with a quality that I can really just describe as “soft”. It works great in this one to just give a bit of sweetness and balance.

Zirbenz is a stone pine liqueur from Austria. Known by some as “the agave of the Alps”, it is pine-y as hell but in the form of a very pleasant finish. I can see it going great with a nice gin.

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