1⁄2 oz Gin, Beefeater 24
1⁄2 oz Flavored vodka, 66 Gilead (Canadian Pine)
1⁄2 oz Herbal liqueur, Green Chartreuse
Instructions

Add all ingredients to mixing glass along with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe. No garnish

Notes

As you can imagine, this one is for those that like a healthy dose of herbaceousness in their cocktails. 66 Gilead makes their Pine Vodka by distilling fresh pine needles into their whole wheat vodka, "capturing the essence of Canada’s Boreal Forest." You could sub in Clear Creek's Douglas Fir eau-de-vie, I'm sure.

History

Picked up a bottle of 66 Gilead's Pine Vodka and tried several cocktails looking for a good use for it. Settled on this Bijou variant. The combination of pine, herbal liqueur and a zesty, spicy, vegetal amaro makes me think of Alpine Tundra.

Cocktail summary
Created by
Matt Jardine, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
Year
2014
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From other users
  • Made with Clear Creek's Douglas Fir eau-de-vie. Tried one with St. George Terroir Gin and one with Beefeater. I preferred St. George. — ★★★★
  • Made with Clear Creek Douglas Fir Eau de Vie and Uncle Val's botanical gin. Very well balanced, very good. — ★★★★★
  • Substitute Bols for the Flavored Vodka — ★★★★
  • Think Cascade Street gin in place of the pine vodka.
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Comments

I made this with Clear Creek and it definitely worked! I also used Uncle Val's botanical gin, and the botanicals in the gin, the sweet/bitter herbals of the Chartreuse/Montenegro, and the pine flair from the Douglas Fir Eau de Vie were incredibly well balanced.