Celebrate the juniper berry on June 8th with these tasty drinks made with local gin


1.The Douglas Fir Cocktail


  • 1½ oz gin (Douglas Fir Gin*)
  • ½ oz Cointreau
  • ½ oz Blanc Vermouth
  • 3 drops of Orange & Juniper Bittered Sling Bitters


  • Dehydrated orange
  • Douglas fir tip

douglas fir gin

*The Douglas Autograph Collection Hotel has distilled its very own gin in collaboration with Yaletown Distilling Co. The Douglas Fir Gin has a delicate pine note and a full bouquet of eight botanicals, including juniper berries and licorice root. The Douglas Fir Gin is available in-room at the Douglas for $26 plus tax and can be enjoyed at the D6 Bar and Lounge.


2. Gin Sour

gin sourIngredients

  • 2 oz Ampersand Gin*
  • ¾ oz lemon juice

  • ¾ oz simple syrup

  • ½ oz pasteurized egg white


  1. Add ingredients to cocktail shaker without ice. Shake vigorously.
  2. Open carefully and add ice. Shake again.
  3. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish any way you choose.

*Based in the Cowichan Valley, Ampersand Distilling Co. was founded by the Schacht family in 2014. With a family background in engineering, the Schacht's created Ampersand Distilling Co. to combine their scientific knowledge with traditional distilling techniques and organic farming to produce handcrafted small-batch spirits. Ampersand Gin was named Best B.C. Gin at BC Distilled for the past three consecutive years.