How to make Genepi 2.0

posted: 2017-06-02
How to make Genepi 2.0 - Courchevel Enquirer
Last year, out of curiosity and like the majority of the inhabitants of the savoie region, I decided to make a batch of Genepi. Part 1 and Part 2 And it was a good first attempt.

However as we start year 2 we want to try and do things in year 1 better, with maximum overkill.

In year 1 we used the 40/40/40 method. 40% alcohol, 40 grams of sugar and 40 genepi flowers. The general consenus of tasters was it was a less sweet alternative to shop bought versions. Click here

The original recipe called for 90% alcohol, which is not easily available in France, although it’s freely available in Italy (they use the high ethanol content to strip the oils when making lemonchello) I wasn’t going to incur the time and tolls just to get a bottle of neat alcohol.

So instead of Italy I reached out to our inebriated Polish friends who sent me 1 litre of almost pure drinking alcohol.

Through out the summer we will go through the process of creating (and diluting) Genepi 2.0