What do you get when you combine Holland and Italy? This drink, or masterpieces by Jan Brueghel the Elder, who painted in Milan for patron Cardinal Borromeo in 1596, a few centuries before Campari started production in that region of northern Italy. Brueghel probably would have drank his share of Dutch gin back in his home country. This cocktail is refreshing after a big meal or on a warm afternoon.
1 oz bols genever
1/2 maraschino liqueur
1/4 thyme-infused simple syrup
If infusing simple with thyme is a hassle (which involves soaking thyme in the simple syrup as it cools), use uninfused simple. Shake ingredients and double strain over a big cube. Lemon peel finish.