Blackberry Flume, Sage Flower Tequila, Blackbeerry Sage Shrub, Sage Honey Nectar, Sage Leaf Pink Peppercorn & Sugar Garnish

The smokiness of sage and my love of Mexico attracted me to the idea that tequila and mescal would be qreat summer drinking buddies, in a smoldering, floral cocktail, inspired by the six magic makers from our herbal cocktail journey.

By | May 20, 2016

Preparation

BLACKBERRY FLUME Y FLOR

Combine booze, shrub, nectar and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; strain into a coupe-style or martini glass. Garnish with a fresh sage leaf and sugared blackberry attached to a cocktail stick/pin, lying over the glass.blackberry flume sage flower

SAGE FLOWER IN FUSED TEQUILA

Combine 1 bottle of tequila reposada with a handful of sage flowers and infuse for about 4 days. Strain and discard herb.

BLACKBERRY SAGE GINGER SHRUB

In a quart-sized Mason jar, combine 2 cups ripe blackberries, 1 handful fresh chopped sage leaves, 1 teaspoon cracked pink peppercorns, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger and juice and zest of 1 lemon with ¾ cup coconut sugar.  Shake vigorously and place covered in the fridge. Allow to macerate for a couple of days, shaking a few times a day. Strain the maceration, using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth, making sure to extract all the juice. Discard the solids and add 1 cup citrus champagne vinegar to the blackberry juice. Chill.

SAGE HONEY NECTAR

sage honey nectarIn a saucepan combine ½ cup honey with ½ cup water and a handful of sage leaves and stems. Allow to simmer for about 7 minutes, stirring well so that the honey and water melt into each other. Take off heat, allow to cool and chill.

SAGE LEAF PINK PEPPERCORN & SUGAR GARNISH

Mix together 2 fresh, chopped sage leaves, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and 1 teaspoon finely ground pink peppercorns with ¼ cup raw sugar. To assemble garnish, squeeze a little lemon juice over a few blackberries, roll in the sugar and lace onto a cocktail skewer along with a whole sage leaf.sage

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Sage Flower Infused IXA Organic Tequila Reposado
  • 1 ounce Vida Organic San Luis Del Rio Mezcal 1 ounce Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
  • ½ ounce Blackberry Sage Ginger Shrub
  • ½ ounce Sage Honey Nectar
  • ¼ ounce lemon juice
  • Fresh Sage Leaf & Pink Peppered Blackberry Garnish
Subscribe
Build your own subscription bundle.
Pick 3 regions for $60