eau de vie

The Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Cocktail

Adapted from http://www.autumnmakesanddoes.com/2012/04/09/clear-creek-douglas-fir-eau-de-vie-cocktail/

2 parts gin (extra-floral/juniper-y gin preferred)

1 part douglas fir eau-de-vie (such as Clear Creek's)

3/4 part rosemary simple syrup

dash lemon bitters (or grapefruit juniper bitters, recipe linked below)

Shake with ice, drain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a fresh cranberry.


Some other douglas fir cocktails:


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The Peppered Pear

Peppered Poire

This recipe is modified from http://www.pearpanache.com/cocktails/the-peppered-poire/ :

2 oz Poire William or similar pear-flavored liqueur
1/2 ounce black pepper simple syrup (recipe follows)
Sparkling wine

To make The Peppered Poire, add the gin, Poire William, pear puree and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well. Strain the contents into a champagne flute and top off the glass with sparkling wine. Float 2 or 3 whole black peppercorns on top of the fizz, if desired.

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