Garden Pine Gimlet

non-alcoholic seedlip

As we shift from the holidays into a dry (ok, maybe slightly "damp") January, we love reaching for Seedlip's line of non-alcoholic, distilled spirits in our cocktails, and there is perhaps none more aromatic and delicious than Seedlip Garden 108.

As we were taking down a very dry, very haggard looking Christmas tree this year, I couldn't help but think of just how delicious that aromatic pine aroma and flavour would lend itself to pairing with Seedlip, and we were quickly on our way to this quick and easy twist on the classic gimlet, traditionally made with Gin or Vodka. 

We reduced some (cleaned) pine needles over the stovetop with simple syrup, and combined Seedlip's Garden 108, freshly-squeezed lime juice, and a dash of the very delicious Cascade Celery Bitters from Bittered Sling. What we were left with was a quick pick me up that tastes about as fresh and aromatic as they come. 

Garden Pine Gimlet

Ingredients

Instructions

60mL Seedlip Garden 108
30mL lime juice*
20mL Pine Syrup
3 dashes, Bittered Sling Cascade Celery Bitters

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously with ice for 8-10 seconds.
  3. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lime wedge. 

 *A note on freshly-squeezed lime juice: Traditionally, you'd find a gimlet made with Rose's Lime Cordial, or a comparable lime product, but we much prefer making ours with fresh lime. For the tradionalist, give this a try and we promise you won't want to go back. 

Pine Syrup

Ingredients

Instructions

400g White Sugar
400g Water
30g Pine Needles (on branch), rinsed

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a small saucepan, and bring to gentle boil. 
  2. Reduce heat, and continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Remove saucepan from heat, and strain needles from syrup. 
  4. Transfer syrup to a storage container, and allow to cool. 
  5. Use as required.

 


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