Lucas Bols

Mastering the art of mixing, distilling and blending for over 440 years.

A history of cocktails

Lucas Bols is one of the oldest distilled spirits companies in the world. It started over 440 years ago in 1575, when the Bols family opened a small distillery in Amsterdam. In the 17th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important trading cities in the world, importing many exotic spices, herbs and fruits. This gave Lucas Bols access to new, high quality natural ingredients. Since then, Bols have mastered the ingredient selection, while our expertise and curiosity has led to the creation of hundreds of delicious liqueurs. The original recipes are passed on from master distiller to master distiller and updated to suit contemporary tastes.

Bols Genever

Bols Genever is an award-winning classic cocktail spirit that combines the mixability of a white spirit and the complexity of a brown spirit.

Bols Genever is based on the original 1820 Bols Genever recipe that was used in many cocktails in the 19th century. It has a malty & full bodied taste and is perfect for cocktails with more intense taste characteristics (classic & contemporary). The original and unique flavors of Bols Genever enable bartenders to work with the authentic flavours of the past and to recreate the true classic cocktails as they were meant to taste - The Original Collins, for example - or invent new, well-balanced contemporary cocktails.


Bols Blue Curaçao

Bols Blue - the original Blue Curaçao. Bols Blue was, and still is, the world's best-selling blue curaçao. Known in the previous century as "Crème de Ciel", it is one of the oldest flavours in the modern Bols liqueur range. Bols Blue adds a sparkling blue colour, a powerful orange flavour and a superb and unique aftertaste to any cocktail. As well as being a great substitute for Triple Sec in cocktails like the Blue Margarita and electric lemonade, it is also delicious when served long with soda or orange juice.

Bols Cherry Brandy

Bols Cherry Brandy is a deep red cherry liqueur using fresh cherries from Eastern Europe, where cherry brandy has long been a tradition. The cherry's stone, its kernel, is crushed and gives Bols Cherry Brandy a faint amaretto flavour. Extracts of various selected herbs and spices produce a well-balanced liqueur. The most famous cocktail with Bols Cherry is the Singapore Sling, invented in Raffles Hotel, in Singapore.

Bols Crème de Menthe Peppermint Green

Bols Crème de Menthe Peppermint Green is a green liqueur flavoured with peppermint - the flavour is extracted directly from fresh mint leaves. Varieties of oil of mint leaves from the US, UK and Morocco are distilled, resulting in a clean, well-defined bouquet with a definite mint finish. Bols Peppermint has been long favored as a digestive liqueur. You may see Bols Peppermint written as "Crème de Menthe" (the French name) in older recipes. The difference between Bols Peppermint Green and Bols Peppermint White is color, the flavour is identical.

Bols Crème de Menthe Peppermint Green has been the peppermint liqueur for cocktails, from the old day cocktails to the Grasshoppers of today.

Bols Crème de Cassis

Bols Crème de Cassis is an authentic dark red blackcurrant liqueur made using an infusion of blackcurrants grown near Dijon, the main town in Burgundy, France, where the product was invented.

Bols Crème de Cassis frequently serves as a general forest fruit liqueur for bars that do not have strawberry, raspberry or blackberry liqueurs. In Japan, Crème de Cassis soda is one of the most frequently requested long drinks in bars and clubs.

It works especially well in drinks containing sour elements (such as lemon or lime juice) and is a superb addition to drinks containing forest fruit purees such as strawberry or raspberry.

Bols Triple Sec

Bols Triple Sec is a crystal-clear liqueur flavoured with Curaçao orange peel and hints of citrus. Bols Triple Sec is without a doubt the most essential liqueur in a modern bar. At least half of all classic and modern drinks are made with Triple Sec or a variant, like Dry Orange Curaçao. From the Sidecar, the Long Island Iced Tea and the White Lady to the Cosmopolitan and the Kentucky Lemonade, Bols Triple Sec has always delivered the full flavour of Curaçao oranges. The secrets of the recipe for Triple Sec have been carefully preserved by Bols through the centuries. Many of these recipes are based on prescriptions for medicines. In the old days doctors would mix some triple sec through their medicines in order to make them more palatable. These doctors consequently played an important part in spreading the popularity of this liqueur.

Lucas Bols offers premium and super-premium global brands for cocktails and bartenders in over 110 countries around the world since 1575.