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Alpine Martini for the Holidays

I love the picture of this martini and admit, I had to find the recipe to see what the snowball looking thing was in the cocktail.  Turns out it’s Douglas Fir Sorbet. Who knew there was such a thing? Turns out you have to make it yourself and that’s a little more work than I think I will ever do for a cocktail. I’m not sure where I’d find Douglas Fir fronds in Southern California, but it does look interesting.

Alpine Martini

Ingredients
1 1/2 ounces citron vodka
1 (#40) ice cream scoop Douglas Fir Sorbet, recipe follows
1 small cedar frond, garnish

Chill a cocktail glass. Place vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Place a perfectly round scoop of Douglas Fir Sorbet in the bottom of the glass. Stick cedar frond into scoop of sorbet. Pour chilled vodka over the top. Sorbet should float

For the Douglas Fir Sorbet:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
8 inches Douglas fir (cut into 1-inch lengths)

1 cup water
1 tablespoon gin

Boil first cup of water with sugar and Douglas fir for 10 minutes. Strain and cool. Add second cup of water and gin. Churn as directed on your ice cream machine. Garnish with a sprig of Douglas fir.

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