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Pine-Infused Vodka Sour Cocktail

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This Pine-Infused Vodka Sour Cocktail is a deliciously festive holiday drink that takes elements of a whisky sour & blends them with a pine simple syrup!

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I love a traditional whiskey sour cocktail around the holiday season.

There’s something about a good stiff drink around this time of year (hee hee), but I understand it’s not everybody’s thing.

So, without further ado, here goes my take on a lighter, more spritzy Vodka Sour Cocktail, with Pine!

I absolutely love cooking with herbs in the summer, (I think that’s clear with these Watermelon Mojitos and these Rosemary Grapefruit Fizzes) and using them in my cocktails.

They bring such a brilliantly punchy, delicious twist to anything boozy during the warmer months. In the winter, I always miss having fresh herbs to cut on my balcony, and store-bought just isn’t the same.

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When I was filming a webseries in the summer (sadly, it didn’t pan out!), I had an interview with mixologist Evelyn Chick at Toronto’s The Harbord Room restaurant, and she mentioned that she likes to use elements of nature in her cocktails.

She specifically mentioned that she used pine before, and I have been curious ever since. Call me crazy, but I’ve been dyingggg to try my hand at this, and it actually turned out, well, deliciously!

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If you’re wondering what I used, I honestly just went for a walk along Rosedale Valley Road (it’s one of my favourite places to go running in Toronto in the summer) and picked a couple of sprigs off of the first pine tree I saw.

I know, tsk tsk for hurting nature.

I promise I only took a bit!

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The pine-infused simple syrup is really easy to make – all you have to do is boil sugar and water and wait for that beautiful pine-scented aroma.

Pine tastes just like it smells, and the little bit that is in this cocktail brings this twist on the whiskey sour back to life, just in time for the holidays!

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Will you be trying this Pine-Infused Vodka Sour Cocktail?

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This Pine-Infused Vodka Sour Cocktail is a lighter, spritzier spin on a whiskey sour and is perfect for entertaining this holiday season!
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Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
cocktails
Ingredients
Pine syrup
Cocktail
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
cocktails
Ingredients
Pine syrup
Cocktail
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. To make pine-infused syrup, mix boiling water, sugar and pine. Let sit for about 15-20 minutes until pine has the chance to flavour the mixture. There should be a clear aroma and taste to the syrup.
  2. Meanwhile, infuse 6 oz vodka with fresh pine sprigs for the same amount of time (15-20 min).
  3. Once vodka and syrup are ready, remove sprigs from the vodka and place each inside four highball glasses filled with ice.
  4. In a shaker, mix vodka, lemon and lime juice, pine syrup and ice all together, adding egg whites if you prefer a more traditional whiskey sour taste. You can also use whiskey in this cocktail instead of vodka. Divide and strain between the four glasses, then top each glass with ginger ale.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

 

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