How to make a pine liqueur

Updated: Oct 13, 2019


Have you tried our Pine and Tonic cocktail? Why not try making your own pine liqueur!

Have you tried our Pine and Tonic cocktail? Why not try making your own pine liqueur!


Besides being beautiful, some pine trees are also edible and can provide a wonderful source of vitamins and nutrients! Pine is becoming more popular in recipes and behind the bar. Have you tried pine needle tea or fried pine bark?


We use Grand Fir needles in Granite North Gin, that’s what gives our gin that ‘outdoor’ taste.

Try our pine and tonic cocktail, an adventurous twist on the traditional G&T.


You’ll need pine liqueur which can either be purchased in any good bottle shop or online.

Alternatively try our homemade version.


What you’ll need:

1 small handful of Douglas Fir

100ml of vodka

50mls of sugar syrup

Airtight container


How to make pine liqueur:

1. Strip the needles from the tree and give them a good wash

2. Add them to an airtight container

3. Add in the vodka and leave for a few hours

4. Strain with a coffee filter

5. Add the sugar syrup



Safety advice:

Please be sure that the pine you are using is edible. Do all your research to make sure you have properly identified the tree. Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should not consume any pine.

0 views
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black LinkedIn Icon

© 2019 by Granite North Spirits Ltd. All rights reserved.