In Vancouver, we’re lucky to always have nature waiting to welcome us. A winter walk in the woods is only a car ride away if we feel so inclined. Fresh mountain air… The soft smell of pine as the snow crunches underfoot… You can’t help but feel at peace as the forest breathes around you.
Reminiscent of these crisp winter strolls amongst snow-covered conifers, we created a cocktail that will transport you to the snowy woods with us. This refreshingly green cocktail is our seasonal take on a G&T and is perfect for serving at holiday gatherings or enjoying as you unwind in front of the fire. If you’re getting a head start on your New Years’ resolutions or you prefer to leave out the gin, this recipe can easily be modified to make a delicious mocktail.
And call us saps, but we can’t get enough of these adorable pine ice cubes that feel like they were created with this drink in mind. Here’s how to make this evergreen seasonal cocktail.
Image sourced from Paige Russel.
- 1 cup organic granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- 2 to 4 cups foraged pine needles, rinsed
- 4 sprigs of rosemary
Combine water, sugar, pine needles and rosemary in a small saucepan.
Over medium-high heat, bring the mixture to a boil, whisking to dissolve the sugar.
Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, without stirring, until the syrup is slightly reduced and syrupy, about 10 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let the syrup cool. Once cooled remove pine needles and rosemary sprigs. Store syrup in the fridge for up to 6 months.
tentree Evergreen Seasonal Cocktail
- 2 oz Hendrick’s Gin
- .50 oz Pine Syrup
- .25 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 4 oz tonic water
Add pine ice cubes to your favourite glass.
Next add gin, pine syrup, lemon juice and mix.
Finish by adding tonic and enjoy.
Looking for other festive drinks? We recommend trying our Vegan Gingerbread Latte recipe.