In The Pines

Ryan Maybee, Manifesto | Kansas City, MO

In the Pines Champagne Cocktail

Maybee mixes herbal, pine-scented génépy with housemade chamomile-infused rye, vanilla syrup and Champagne in his In The Pines, which is at once bracing and refreshing and thoroughly cold-weather appropriate.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces chamomile-infused rye (see Editor's Note)
  • 1/2 ounce génépy, preferably Dolin Génépy des Alpes
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla syrup (1:1, sugar:water, with 2 Madagascar vanilla beans infused for every liter)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • sparkling wine, to top

Garnish: lemon zest

  1. Combine all ingredients except sparkling wine in a shaking tin and shake well with ice.
  2. Strain into a champagne flute with no ice.
  3. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon zest.
Editor's Note

Chamomile-Infused Rye
1/2 cup chamomile
750 ml rye whiskey

Steep chamomile in whiskey for three to four hours.

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