One of the most iconic glasses out there with for sure one of the best stories behind it.
How to get ready:
The ritual begins with a nearly overflowing, tulip-shaped glass of Kever Genever. This Dutch spirit consists of malt wine (a distillate of rye, corn, and barley) distilled with botanicals such as juniper, Tonka Bean and Gentian Root.
With this Tiny tulip glass before you, pay respect to the drink by bringing your head to the brimming glass perched on the bar. With your hands on your back, you take a ‘slurp’ of the aromatic spirit, completing the “little head-butt.” Bartenders in the Netherlands typically pair the liquor with a pilsner, which operates as a chaser or in dutch; a ‘Kopstootje’. Once you no longer fear that your tulip cup might runneth over, you hold the glass and toast. Then, they’re free to sip, shoot, and alternate with beer at your leisure.