Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Gin and Pine

2 ounce pine

Ingredient: pine

What it is:  Additive
coniferous trees native to most of the Northern Hemisphere. Some species have large seeds, called pine nuts. The soft, moist, white inner bark found clinging to the woody outer bark is edible and very high in vitamins A and C. It can be eaten raw in slices as a snack or dried and ground up into a powder for use as a thickener in stews, soups, and other foods, such as pine bread. A tea made by steeping young, green pine needles in boiling water (known as "tallstrunt" in Sweden) is high in vitamins A and C.

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1 quart gin (Jenever)

Ingredient: gin (Jenever)

Also Known As:  Holland gin, , Dutch gin, Genever What it is:  Gin

Also called Holland Gin or Genever, it is a juniper-flavored and strongly alcoholic traditional liquor of the Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France, from which gin evolved.

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Split a piece of the heart of a green pine log into fine splints, about the size of a cedar lead-pencil, take 2 ounces of the same and put into a quart decanter, and fill the decanter with gin. Let the pine soak for two hours, and the gin will be ready to serve.