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Royal Tannenbaum

A Christmas variation on a G&T
Pine Sprig


Pine Sprig

The smell of Christmas is in the air and in the glass. Turn pine clippings into a fresh tonic for a festive variation on a classic cocktail.



Pine Tonic
2 tbsp Chinchona bark
2 tbsp citric acid
8 cinnamon sticks
8 whole cloves
Zest of 4 limes
4 cups distilled water
As many pine sprigs as can stay submerged.

Method: Simmer covered for 20 minutes. Strain through cheese cloth and allow to cool before carbonating with an iSi charger or Soda Stream equivalent


Royal Tannenbaum

  • 2 Ounces gin or vodka
  • pine tonic*


Royal Tannenbaum

Pour over ice in a Collins glass

Garnish wtih a pine sprig and slice of lime