Ginsch Liqueur


Ginsch is a gin liqueur aged in a Kölsch beer barrel. It is produced in an innovative process, completely without artificial flavors or other artificial additives. It is based on the barrel-aging process familiar from whiskey, rum or cognac.

We first store Kölsch beer from Cologne in a wooden barrel. During storage, the staves of the barrel absorb the Kölsch aromas. After several months of aging, the barrel is emptied and filled with gin. For this we do not use a conventional gin, we distill it from juniper and the typical ingredients of a Kölsch: Hops and malt. The gin then matures in the barrel. Through this, it takes on flavor and its natural golden color. In the final step, the barrel-aged gin is adjusted to drinking strength and made into a gin liqueur.

Ginsch Serving Suggestions

Ginsch is malty-sweet in taste with tart notes of juniper and delicate wooden notes of the barrel. It is drunk neat, preferably iced. At 30% alc. by vol (60 proof), it is a pleasantly strong liqueur.

If you like, you can serve Ginsch as well as a highball or cocktail. Here are the recipes.

Ginsch Tonic:

  • 40 ml Ginsch
  • 200 ml Tonic Water
  • Splash of juice from a fresh orange
  • Serve with ice cubes and orange slice


Cologne Mule:

  • 50 ml Ginsch
  • 10 ml Lemon Juice
  • 300 ml Ginger Beer
  • Serve with ice cubes, slices of cucumber and lemon


Cologne Negroni:

  • 30 ml Ginsch
  • 30 ml Campari
  • 30 ml Vermouth (red or white)
  • Serve with ice cubes and lemon


Ginsch Sour:

  • 40 ml Ginsch
  • 20 ml Lemon Juice
  • 10 ml Agave Syrup
  • Pour into a shaker with ice cubes. Shake for about 30 seconds. Strain contents into a glass filled with ice. Serve with a slice of lemon
Ginsch Likör: Cologne Mule Rezept (die kölsche Variante des Moscow Mule)
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