I created this drink because I wanted to make a refreshing summer gin drink that really ramps up the juniper characteristics of Gin. It tastes like juniper and pine trees. I'd recommend Death's Door Beefeater 24 of Edinburg for this tipple.
2oz Death's Door Gin
1/2oz Fresh lime
1/2 Leopold Bros. Alpine Liqueur
1/2 Spruce Syrup
2 dashes of Pimento Bitters
Rosemary Sprig (garnish)
In a chilled Collins glass add all your ingredients. Then add crushed ice. Use a swizzle stick or bar spoon to mix the ingredients and chill the cocktail. (If done properly the outside of the glass should get pretty frosty!) Top off with more crushed Ice and a a rosemary sprig.
Spruce Syrup - for this I took fresh spruce needles and boiled them in water for about 5 minutes and let them steep for another ten. Strain very carefully and add sugar to make your syrup. As with any herbs or plants in recipes make sure everything is washed and cleaned before you begin.