Forget cocoa and peppermint schnapps, make like the French at a wintery ski resort and pour some Génépy in that chocolatey drink. Bright, minty and more complex than peppermint schnapps, the flavors and aromas of this drink will warm you up and send you to a happy place.

Génépy (sometimes spelled Génépi) is a legendary alpine herbal liqueur that dates back many hundreds of years. While comprised of a multitude of alpine herbs, the most prominent is Génépy, a petite variety of artemesia (often translated into English as “mountain sage”) found principally in the high mountains of the Savoie region. Its bright herbal and fresh flavors have long been associated with the mountain air and adventure. Today it is still the darling of French ski resorts and fine dining, served on the rocks or with tonic water, and very welcome after a fondue. Using its own alembic still, Dolin has made this Génépy from local farmers’ herbs since 1821.

 

Dolin Génépy $33 / 750 ml