Reader and teacher Kristin Leong of Seattle came up with this drink during her bartending days. "The taste is bright and lush, like a forest lit with Christmas lights." If you want a stronger pine taste, add a drop or two of pine liqueur--but it's delightful just as it is.

Kristin Leong, Seattle, Washington
This Story Originally Appeared On sunset.com

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Credit: Thomas J. Story

Recipe Summary

total:
8 mins
Yield:
Serves 1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Put pine needles in a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler, pound until very fragrant. Add lemon slices and a handful of ice. Finely crush, cupping cocktail shaker with hand to keep ice from flying. Add Chartreuse, cover, and shake vigorously about 30 seconds.

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  • Fill a rocks glass with ice. Strain cocktail into glass, top with sparkling water, and garnish with pine sprig.

Nutrition Facts

175 calories; calories from fat 0.6%; protein 0.5g; fat 0.1g; saturated fat 0g; carbohydrates 26g; fiber 1.9g; sodium 1.2mg; cholesterol 0mg.
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