Bay Leaf and Douglas Fir Essential Oil Spray

Ricky Agustin, White Horse Tavern | New York

Bay leaf and Douglas fir provide an earthy note, especially when spritzed on a napkin holding a drink with a particular baking spice-forward profile, like The Man About Town.

  • 10 ounces (1 1/4 cups) vodka
  • 15 bay leaves
  • 10 drops Douglas fir essential oils, preferably Aftelier Perfumes

  1. Steep the bay leaves in the vodka for two weeks, agitating occasionally.
  2. Strain and discard the bay leaves.
  3. Pour one ounce of the infused vodka into a small spray bottle.
  4. Add 10 drops of Douglas fir essential oils.
  5. To use, spritz on a napkin for extra aromatics, then set the drink on the napkin.