Douglas Fir Hydrosol Cocktail Recipe

Incorporate Douglas Fir hydrosol into a simple-to-make, energizing and cold-suppressing drink.

July / August 2018

  • Douglas fir hydrosol can be used to make an uplifting and energizing cocktail.
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  • Fir, specifically Douglas fir, has expectorant, antibacterial, vulnerary, and decongestant properties in its hydrosols.
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Yield: 1 serving

Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is in the pine family, and its hydrosols have expectorant, antibacterial, vulnerary, and decongestant properties. This uplifting and energizing cocktail will taste delicious any time, and it will double as a beneficial tonic if you’re beginning to experience the symptoms of a cold or flu. Make this botanical drink for yourself, and experience all that it has to offer.


• 1 to 2 shots gin
• 4 tablespoons Douglas fir hydrosol
• 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup, agave, or sugar)
• Squeeze of lemon


Combine the above ingredients, and garnish with a lemon slice or a sprig of Douglas fir.

Watch videos, listen to podcasts, and get more inspiration for your hydrosol ventures at All About Hydrosols.

This recipe is courtesy of Leslie Lekos, owner of Wildroot Botanicals.