No matter what you’re celebrating, happy Christmas, merry Chaunakah, a joyous Kwanzaa, a prosperous solstice and New Year, there’s a gin drink to celebrate your holidays with.
HAPPY XMAS. Now what do I drink? Well if you’re celebrating Christmas, I think its safe to assume you have a seven and a half foot pine tree in your living room, decked out in your family’s finest spherical ornaments and familial Hallmark heirlooms? Then let me suggest something a bit literal. Pine. Let’s bring it.
You’re a gin drinker. Do you have a bottle of Douglas Fir Eau De Vie?
Put it on your list and then come back. Yes? Let’s go.
Pine Needle Press: 2 large cucumber slices. 2 parts of a nice juniper forward gin. 1 part Clear Creek Douglas Fir Eau De Vie 1/2 part Lemon Juice 1 part simple syrup. Shake ingredients with ice, strain and serve in a cocktail glass. Top with soda warter. Garnish with a lemon twist or pine branch.
Its bright (it’s green) and it tastes like a fresh Christmas cocktail should.
HAPPY HANUKKAH! Now what do I drink?
As you light the candles on your menorah you might just be looking for something to drink while basking the glow of candlelight.