Hop Over

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Cocktail History

The Hop Over is a modern cocktail that was created by Tom Richter at Dear Irving in New York City, New York. It uses a hoppy IPA as the aromatic foundation of the drink and complements it with velvet falernum liqueur, florals, citrus, and genever, which is the predecessor to modern gin.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Hoppy IPA Beer: This is a type of beer made with hops, malts, yeast, and water with strong hops and citrus or floral flavors. We used Hinterland Brewery American IPA because it has a heavy hops flavor with bright notes of orange. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Two Roads Brewing Company Non-Alcoholic American IPA in place of the beer.

Genever: This is a spirit made in Holland or Belgium with juniper berries, spices, and malt wine. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Kever 0% Genever in place of the genever.

Velvet Falernum Liqueur: This is a liqueur made with ginger, lime, almond, cloves, sugar, and alcohol. For a mocktail version of this drink, try BG Reynolds Falernum Bar Syrup in place of the velvet falernum liqueur.

Lemon Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lemon. We used freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Orange Blossom Water: This is a flavored water made by steeping orange blossoms in water. We used Cortas Premium Orange Blossom Water because it’s high quality.

Lemon Wheel: This is a lemon slice that has been cut into a circular shape.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Bar Spoon: This is used to stir ingredients. We used the Barfly Stainless Steel Teardrop Bar Spoon.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Juicer: This is used to juice citrus. We used the ALEEHAI Manual Fruit Juicer.

Tasting Notes

The Hop Over features the bitter fragrance of the IPA paired with tart lemon and the definite taste of hops, which is then softened by the flavors of lemon and falernum and given an earthiness by the genever.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We thought that the maltiness of the IPA and genever mix well here, and when combined with the other flavors, the Hop Over becomes a surprisingly light warm-weather sipper. Alex, who generally enjoys IPAs but doesn’t necessarily enjoy how heavy they can be, thought this drink was a great way to get the best part of both worlds. Even Kendall, who doesn’t usually drink beer at all, thought this was a tasty beer-based concoction that she might actually request again.

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Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from The Essential Cocktail Book: A Complete Guide to Modern Drinks by the editors of PUNCH and Megan Krigbaum.

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AuthorThe Essential Cocktail Book

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 3 oz Hoppy IPA
 1 oz Genever
 ¾ oz Velvet Falernum Liqueur
 ½ oz Lemon Juice
 2 dashes Orange Flower Water
 1 Lemon Wheel

Method
1

Add genever, velvet falernum liqueur, orange flower water, and cracked ice to a pint glass.

2

Top with beer.

3

Stir for 5-10 seconds.

4

Garnish with lemon wheel.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 3 oz Hoppy IPA
 1 oz Genever
 ¾ oz Velvet Falernum Liqueur
 ½ oz Lemon Juice
 2 dashes Orange Flower Water
 1 Lemon Wheel

Directions

Method
1

Add genever, velvet falernum liqueur, orange flower water, and cracked ice to a pint glass.

2

Top with beer.

3

Stir for 5-10 seconds.

4

Garnish with lemon wheel.

Hop Over

Make It a Mocktail: Use Two Roads Brewing Company Non-Alcoholic American IPA in place of the beer, Kever 0% Genever in place of the genever, and BG Reynolds Falernum Bar Syrup in place of the velvet falernum liqueur to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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