Coastal Infusion: Sea to Cedar Cocktails


Add a splash of West Coast flavour with a cedar-infused spirit and drink in the wild, earthy essence of the region. Infusing gin with freshly-cut cedar strips adds a woody note with a trace of smoke. These recipes have been inspired by the team at Sea to Cedar working to connect people to place along coastal British Columbia. 

Keeping it local, try using Unruly Gin from Wayward Distillery in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Unruly Gin starts as 100% pure BC honey and is a refreshingly alternative Canadian-style gin, balancing and complimenting its juniper with a hint of cedar and citrus, a dash of fragrant lavender and sarsaparilla root, and the vibrant notes of coriander.

Cedar-Infused Gin

Strips of freshly cut cedar wood
Gin (Wayward Distillation House’s Unruly Gin)

-Place cedar strips in a clean mason jar
-Add gin 
-Seal the jar and let stand for about 6 hours
-Strain to remove all wood particles

Sea to Cedar Classic 

1.5oz cedar-infused gin
.5oz lemon juice
.5oz rosemary syrup

-Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake hard
-Strain into a cocktail glass over fresh ice 
-Garnish with a turn of cracked black pepper and fresh cedar sprig 

Sea to Cedar Sour 

1.5oz cedar gin
.5oz green chartreuse
.5oz lime juice 
.5oz lemon juice
.75oz egg whites 
3-4 dashes of whiskey bitters 

-Place all ingredients in shaker and dry shake
-Fill shaker with ice and shake again 
-Strain into rocks glass over ice 
-Garnish with dashes of bitters 

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