Build over ice in lowball, pour into mixing glass and back to combine. Serve on rocks.


Any balanced London dry will work. Fresh juice is especially important in this drink.


On 12/29/10, having received a bottle of Douglas fir eau de vie for Christmas, I had no idea how to mix with it. Then I remembered that Harold McGee in On Food and Cooking described the terpenes in grapefruit being similar to those of evergreens.

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Dan commented on 3/07/2011:

This sounds lovely. If you are at all partial to Campari, try the Shiver -- one of my top favorites.

Tucker commented on 5/31/2015:

Doubled down on the fir with St. George Terroir. Tasty.