This cocktail was conceived after a beautiful day exploring Rocky Mountain National Park. All ingredients are Colorado-based however if unavailable in your area, using your favorite rye or bourbon, and any quality ginger beer are fine. The Pine Syrup is available to order online and may be used for many dishes. Unlike traditional syrups, it is not overly sweet (though could be added to some sweeteners for something like pancakes). Thoughtfully made, it offers a quality flavor of the outdoors that is very unique. Note: the pine sprigs frozen into the ice cubes used were not gathered in Rocky Mountain National Park!
Pine Whiskey Cooler, Whiskey Cooler
½ouncePine Syrup(Dram Apothecary)
1ouncesto 1 ½ ounces Rye Whiskey(I used Leopold Brothers Maryland-style Rye Whiskey)
Ginger Beer to fill(I used Rocky Mountain Soda all natural Golden Ginger Beer)
Optional: freeze pine sprigs in ice cubes
Fill a tall Collins glass (12-14 ounces) with ice.
Pour in the pine syrup, rye and stir.
Fill with ginger beer.
Mountain Pine Whiskey Cooler
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.