Mountain Pine Whiskey Cooler

Spread across 415 square miles, Rocky Mountain National Park offers a spectacular view of the mountains, making you feel like you are on top of the world. There’s so much to enjoy at the park— there are trails for the hiking enthusiast, wildflowers and wildlife that’ll take one’s breath away, and for those who love stargazing, this is your place to be.

Mountain Pine Whiskey Cooler was conceived by Toni Dash, a food and travel blogger, in honour of hundred years of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Post a beautiful exploration initiative at the park, Dash came up with this recipe.

With summer fast approaching, this whiskey cooler could be your best friend on a sultry day.


  • 30mls of pine syrup
  • Jameson:
  • Ginger Beer
  • Frozen pine sprigs in ice cubes
  • 30mls-45 mls of whiskey, preferably

The Process

It’s best if you take a tall Collins glass for this whiskey cooler. Fill it with the pine sprigs ice cubes. Pour pine syrup and the whiskey one by one. Fill the glass with ginger beer. Make multiple servings while sipping on this one!Cheers!


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