• 60ml Gin
  • 35ml Pine Needle Syrup
  • 20ml Lime juice

For the Pine Needle Syrup


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pine needles


Step 1

Forage your pines needles.  See Foraging for Pine Needles blog post.

Step 2

First make the syrup. Place water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a gentle boil stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and transfer to a glass bowl.

Allow the syrup to cool slightly and while the syrup is still a little warm, add the pine needles and allow to steep for 24 hours. After 24 hours, strain out the pine needles, bottle the syrup and store in the refrigerator.

Step 3

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the cocktail ingredients. Stir vigorously with a cocktail spoon until the ingredients are ice cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve with lime rind and a sprig of pine needles.