To a chilled glass add 2-3 cubes worth of ice, crushed or not.
- 1 shot vodka
- 1 tbsp pine-flavored simple syrup
- 1 tbsb porto
- 1 tbsp Cointreau
To make pine-flavored syrup, add 2 cups of sugar to 1 cup of water in a sauce pan and heat to the boiling point. While the pan is heating, walk over to the christmas tree and pluck off 2 loosely packed cups of pine needles. Place the needles in the heating syrup mix and bring to a boil. Cool and place the entire mix into a jar. If you want to kick it up a notch, you can whack the cooled mix into the blender and then blend until all is green and fragrant. Let the particulates settle and then strain through a sieve.
Or, if you want to be a sissy about it, you could use a good piney gin like Tanqueray.