As each annual festive season brings an abundance of delicious cocktails made with cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin, some of New York City’s most revered bartenders are bringing one of the most seasonal, yet overlooked ingredients to the forefront; introducing creative ways of using pine in cocktails.

Using house-made syrups, fir garnishes and different variations of the evergreen coniferous tree, Jim Kearns of Slowly Shirley, Nico de Soto of Miracle’s global holiday popups and Cody Goldstein of NYLO hotel’s Shakespeare-inspired woodland dreamscape bar LOCL, provoke nostalgic memories of wintry walks and create the woody scent of fresh air through their unique and aromatic pine cocktails.

Holly Jolly

Holly Jolly

Photo Courtesy of Noah Fecks

Holly Jolly

Created by Nico de Soto for Miracle

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Gin
  • 1/2 oz. Pine Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. Vanilla Syrup
  • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 3 Mint
  • Top with soda

Glass: Miracle Collins Glass

Garnish: Pine Needles

Preparation: Shake. Strain. Top with soda.


Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe

Photo Courtesy of Brendan Burke

Shakespeare’s Globe

Created by Cody Goldstein for LOCL

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Four Pillars Gin
  • 5 oz. Root Beer Seltzer
  • 1/2 oz. Vanilla Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Douglas Fir Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. Cointreau

Glass: Snow Globe

Garnish: Edible disco glitter

Preparation: Shake gin, syrup, Douglas fir, and Cointreau with ice for 5 seconds. Double strain into the globe and fill with root beer seltzer.


Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Coast Highway

Photo by Nick Voderman

Pacific Coast Highway

Created by Jim Kearns for Slowly Shirley NYC

Ingredients:

  • 1 Muddled cucumber slice
  • 1 tsp. Argala Pastis
  • 3/4 oz. Fino sherry
  • 1/4 oz. Doug Fir Eu de Vie
  • 1/2 oz. Zirbenz Pine liqueur
  • 1 oz. Eucalyptus-infused Terroir

Glass: Coupe

Garnish: Rosemary Sprig

Preparation: Stir. Strain.