Friday 27 December 2013

Douglas Fir Infused Gin

I tried this recipe a few years ago. The actual recipe was by a member by the name of momaphet at and it called for this gin served up with different fruit juices and was called a "Sparkletini". It was very tasty but, I much prefer this on ice with ginger ale or club soda. I have added the "Sparkletini" recipe below this one.

1 -6 inch sprig, fresh-picked Douglas fir branch, rinsed.
1 bottle (750 ml) gin.

Put the fir branch into the gin bottle, cap, and let sit 24 hours. (Do not let it infuse for more than 24 hours.) Remove the branch and discard. The infused gin can be stored at room temperature for up to one year.

Sparkletini Recipe

1 1/2 ounces Douglas fir infused gin (recipe above)
3/4 ounce white cranberry juice
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
splash Brut champagne or dry sparkling wine

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Measure in the infused gin, cranberry and lemon juices, and simple syrup. Cap and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and top with a splash of Champagne. Garnish with a fir sprig and float a cranberry in the drink.

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