The Evergreen

The Evergreen - a whiskey cocktail with rosemary accents


2 oz.

Japanese Whisky (Iwai)

1 oz.

Pine Liqueur (Zirbenz)

4 dashes

Aromatic bitters (Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Bitters)

Top with sparkling apple cider (non-alcoholic)

Garnish with a rosemary sprig

Glassware & Tools:

  • Coupe Glass

  • Boston Shaker

  • Swizzle Spoon

  • Jiggers

  • Hawthorne Strainer

A delicious holiday cocktail just in time for the festivities: The Evergreen is surprisingly light on the palate, yet filled with layers of flavor. My goal was to combine a great variety of seasonal tastes into one holiday concoction that remains balanced and full of delicate flavors, yet strong enough to pack a warming winter punch.

The result is a whisky (Japanese spelling) based cocktail that takes you into the outdoors with not-so-subtle hints of pine and rosemary on the nose. However, it will bring you back in with an apple cider finish. Even though this is served cold, it is sure to warm you up!

How to Make:

  1. Combine Japanese Whiskey, Pine Liqueur, and bitters into a mixing glass and stir with ice until well chilled.
  2. Strain into a coupe glass
  3. Top with sparkling apple cider
  4. Garnish with a rosemary sprig


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