Douglas Fir Sparkletini
For garnishing: Tiny sprig of Douglas fir, Fresh or frozen cranberry.
This cocktail was presented at the Sorrento Hotel in the Hunt Club as part of the Drinking Lessons series of Nightschool.
This is absolutely my favorite holiday cocktail. The light essence of Douglas fir infusing the gin evokes a sleigh ride in the woods, and the pouf of Champagne adds a festive effervescence. - Kathy Casey
Recipe from Sips & Apps, Chronicle Books
Tips: If fresh Douglas fir is not available in your area, then you can substitute a Douglas-fir tea bag. If using the tea, add the contents of the tea bag to the gin, let infuse, and then strain the gin through a very fine strainer. The infused gin also makes a good martini.
Douglas Fir tea is available at Dish D’Lish Ballard Café.