Holiday Martini

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Pleased be advised: If you’re not a devout gin drinker and a lover of gin’s pine-heavy juniper flavor, this Martini is not for you. With an essence of freshly plucked Douglas Fir buds, this Gin Martini literally tastes like you’re drinking the family Christmas tree. Made with woodsy, small-batch pine bitters from Maine (where else?), génépy (an herbaceous French alpine liqueur similar to Chartreuse) and smoky Laphroaig Scotch whisky, this wintertime Martini is an aromatic, slightly savory powerhouse. The edible gold garnish is optional but, like the star on top of the tree, it completes it.

Dry, Savory


  • 2 oz Gin
  • 0.5 oz Vermouth
  • 0.5 oz Génépy
  • 2 dashes Coastal Root Pine Bitters
  • 0.25 oz Laphroaig Scotch whisky
  • Edible gold glitter, for garnish (optional)


Step one

Add the gin, dry vermouth, génépy and pine bitters to a mixing glass.

Step two

Fill the mixing glass a quarter of the way from the top with cubed ice. Stir.

Step three

Using a Julep strainer, strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass.

Step four

Garnish with edible gold glitter.

Contributed by Supercall

More from Food & Drink