3⁄4 oz Genever
3⁄4 oz Apple brandy (Aged such as a VS Calvados or Laird's Bonded)
1 oz Cardamaro
1⁄4 oz Bénédictine
1⁄4 oz Herbal liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.


Earthy, malty, herbal.


I was inspired by a tasty Genever-Cardamaro drink and reading about apple brandy-Cardamaro duo on the Haus Alpenz site, and I wondered if I could fuse the two ideas. The apple brandy aspect made me think of the Widow's Kiss and its Benedictine-Yellow Chartreuse accents. For a name, I looked up Dutch fairy tales to support the Genever ingredient and was inspired by the "The Legend of the Wooden Shoe."

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Picture of Wooden Shoe
FRY 2019
Posted by yarm on 11/27/2019
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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