DOUGLAS FIR

Our Douglas fir is foraged from the side of Mount Baker in the spring on land that was clear cut 5-7 years previously, and replanted with Douglas fir trees.

Every spring, right after Cinco de Mayo, we take a trip to the woods. We cut about six inches of new growth from young trees and take no more than one-third of any tree. We cut all the spring buds off- this is what has the flavor we want and infuse them into vodka. After the infusion we re-distill the base, sweeten it with agave nectar and proof it with water. That’s the Douglas Fir batch for the year.

Gold Medal- Beverly Hills Spirits Competition 2013

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RECIPES:

Whiskey:

 

Defrocked Manhattan

2 oz rye whiskey

1 oz broVo Douglas Fir

Stir over ice and strain. Garnish with a lemon twist.

 

The Heartbreaker

1 ½ oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon

1 ½ oz broVo Douglas Fir

Sprig of Douglas Fir stabbed into a maraschino cherry

Shake all ingredients with ice

Strain into a chilly martini glass

Accompany with chocolate

 

The Arboretum

1 ½ oz Bourbon

¾ oz broVo Douglas Fir

¼ oz Luxardo Maraschino

2 dashes orange bitters

Shake over ice and strain. Garnish with an orange twist.

 

The Furry Bear

1 ½ oz Bushmills

1 oz broVo Douglas Fir

½ oz lime juice

Splash of soda Water

 

White Fang

1 oz white whiskey

1 oz broVo Douglas Fir

1 oz Suze Gentiane Apertif

Stir all ingredients with ice, strain to a chilled coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a lemon peel after expressing the oils over the drink.

 

Gin:

 

NW 75

½ oz broVo Douglas Fir

1 ½ oz Gin

Stirred cold and strained into a flute, then topped with sparkling wine and a lemon twist

NW76

1 oz Hendricks Gin

¾ oz broVo Douglas Fir

3 slices muddled cucumber

Fill with soda

Garnish with lemon twist and sprig of evergreen

The Last Wood

½ oz Voyageur Gin

½ oz lemon juice

½ oz Luxardo Maraschino

½ oz Green Chartreuse

½ oz broVo Douglas Fir

Shake over ice and strain.

Garnish with a cherry

Sweet Fir

1 ½ oz Big Gin

1 ½ oz broVo Douglas Fir

Muddled Cucumber

Lime Squeeze

¼ oz simple syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain. Serve up in a martini glass and garnish with rosemary

 

Evergreen Fizz

1 ½ oz Tanqueray Gin

½ oz broVo Douglas Fir

Splash sour

2/3 fill with cranberry juice

1/3 fill with sparkling wine

Lemon Licorice

1 oz Voyageur Gin

1 oz broVo Douglas Fir

¼ oz Pacifique Absinthe

Juice of ½ lemon

Simple syrup

Shake and serve with a lemon twist

Peppermint Tree

1 oz Gin

½ oz broVo Douglas Fir

½ oz peppermint schnapps

Shake with ice, strain and serve

Washington Pride

1 ½ oz Voyageur Gin

¾ oz broVo Douglas Fir

¾ oz Cocchi Americano

¾ oz Small Hands Food Gum Syrup

1/4oz lemon juice

Serve in a wine glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

 

Cucumber Encore

2 oz Big Gin

¾ oz broVo Douglas Fir

¾ oz St Germaine

4 cucumber slices & 2 lime wedges, a splash of equal parts lemon lime soda and soda water.

Muddle limes, 3 cucumbers, liquor and ice. Finish with lemon lime soda and soda water. Garnish with cucumber slices and serve

Douglas Fir Fizz

1 oz Dry Fly Gin

1 oz broVo Douglas Fir

4 oz Ginger ale

3 cucumber slices

Mix both gin, broVo, and cucumbers with ice and shake. Strain into a pint glass filled with ice. Top with ginger ale and garnish with cucumber slices.

 

O’Tannenbaum

Muddle Rosemary and lemon

1 oz Hendricks Gin

¾ oz broVo Douglas Fir

¼ oz broVo  Ginger

Dash of simple syrup

Shake with ice and serve on the rocks with a splash of soda.

 

 

Bubbles:

 

Christmas at the In-Laws

1 ½ oz broVo Douglas Fir

Bubbles

Absinthe

Mist glass heavily with absinthe. Add broVo +DF and fill to the brim with bubbles.

Vodka:

Quintessential Cucumber Cocktail

1 ½ oz cucumber infused vodka

½ oz Lillet Blanc

½ oz broVo Douglas Fir

½ oz fresh lime juice

¼ oz simple syrup

1 dash Tabasco

Combine with ice, shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with 3 thin slices of seedless cucumber.

Santa’s Whiskers

1 ½ oz vodka

¼ oz broVo Douglas Fir

1 tsp crushed candy cane

Shake with ice and serve in a martini glass.

Pining For You

2 ¼ oz broVo Douglas Fir

¾ vanilla infused vodka

½ oz Aperol

2 dashes plum bitters

½ tsp honey water dilution

Shake with ice, strain and serve garnished with a cherry.

 

Anything Fir Love

3 oz Dry Fly Vodka

1 ½ oz broVo Douglas Fir

Fresh lime

1 TBSP cranberry 5 spice simple syrup

Shake with ice and strain

 

Cucumber Fir

1 oz Vodka

½ oz broVo Douglas Fir

¾ oz Triple Sec

1 oz fresh chopped cucumber

2 lemon wedges

Shake with ice and strain into martini glass

Norwegian Wood

1 oz Luksusowa Polish Vodka

3/4 oz broVo Rose Geranium

¼ oz broVo Douglas Fir

¼ oz simple syrup

1 squeeze lime

Shake with ice and strain. Garnish with rose geranium