Sage Rose

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Y’allllllll, I don’t usually have Jameson in My Home Bar but my girlfriend brought a 375ml bottle home after a business trip. Now, whenever we go out to a dive bar, concert, or somewhere that isn’t a cocktail bar, we usually just order Jame-o on the rocks. It’s great on its own and it hits the spot every time.

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But after getting more Sage from the farmer’s market, it hit me that I could make a sort of Irish Rose with muddled Sage! This is the perfect cocktail to make with Jameson or any other Irish Whiskey you may have in your Home Bar. Simple and supremely delicious.

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Honestly, this is one of the tastiest Whiskey Sours I’ve ever had.

Sage Rose

  • 2 oz Jameson or similar Irish Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz Grenadine
  • 3/4 oz Lemon Juice
  • 5 Sage Leaves
  • Garnish: Sage

Combine Lemon Juice, Grenadine, and Sage leaves in tin and muddle. Add Irish Whiskey, ice and shake. Double strain into double Rocks glass over ice. Garnish with Sage.

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Delicious Whiskey cheers to you all!

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He Was A Sage Bro

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SAGE. SAAAAAAAAAGE. What started as a little trip to the Farmer’s Market turned into one of the most enjoyable weeks of drink making I’ve had all year. Sage is so earthy, has such depth of flavor, and is perfect for muddling into Cocktails!

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If only you could last forever, I would never let you go. #SageLover

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I’ve got one last cocktail to wrap up this week’s Sage + Gin party and it’s a stirred drink. This one is a riff on a 2:1 Martini  with a bit of Chartreuse Vert for its vegetal qualities and using one of my fave Vermouths, Carpano Bianco.

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As far as the name goes, um, it sort of popped in my head and I sort of said, “Ok Bro.”

He Was A Sage Bro

  • 2 oz Plymouth Gin (or a similar Gin)
  • 1 oz Carpano Bianco
  • 1/4 oz Chartreuse Vert
  • 5-6 Sage leaves
  • Garnish: Sage leaf

Combine ingredients and gently muddle Sage leaves. Add ice and give it a nice long stir. Double strain into chilled coupe and garnish with one Sage leaf.

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Thanks lil bundle of Sage for all the magic and thanks to The Baddish Group for the Carpano Bianco!

SAB Gimlet

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Well, it appears that little bunch of Sage I acquired at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday has got me in the grip! IN THE GRIP! The Sage has clawed its way into my brain and now the only thing I can think about is, “What Gin + Sage cocktail can I make next?”

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You, you’re responsible for this madness! jkjkjk, I luv u and never want you to go away. #SageLover 

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Last night my illustrious girlfriend and I were discussing what to make with the Sage after we got back from jogging and she suggested a Gimlet. Awesome idea, easy drink to riff on. When I think of Sage, I think earthy flavours. My mind immediately turned to Hella Bitters Citrus Bitters cause they have all those extra herbes & spices which really compliment Sage.

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To this I added some St. George Absinthe Verte and used the Berkshire Mountain Distillers Ethereal Gin Batch 11. This is a magnificent American Gin and has an earthier spice set than say, a London Dry. If you have St. George Terroir or Botanivore, that would make a totally awesome sub, as would Greenhook Dry, Dorothy Parker or even Mayfair Gin. You can use a bright Gin, but I wouldn’t recommend a Juniper foward one.

SAB Gimlet

  • 2 oz BMD Ethereal Batch 11
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 dash Hella Bitter Citrus Bitters
  • 5-6 Sage leaves
  • Absinthe rinse
  • Garnish: Sage leaf

Rinse a double Rocks glass with Absinthe and chill. Combine Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Sage leaves and muddle. Add Gin, Bitters, and shake. Double strain into double Rocks glass over ice. Garnish with Sage leaf.

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Cheers to all your Sage adventures!

Sage + Gin Name Contest: The Wise Sailor

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SAAAAAAAAAAAAGE. This cocktail is fully inspired by some Sage I got at the Farmer’s Market. A friend of mine is obsessed with Gin + Sage cocktails, so when I got this lil bunch of supremely delicious herbes, I thought about what she might like to drink.

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I posted a photo of the pretty pretty Sage on Instagram and asked people if they had any Sage cocktail recipes they wanted to share. People shared some fabulous ideas but the one that stood out to me the most was when @booksandbitters said Pineapple and Sage went well together.

HELL YES! So true, so magnificent!

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So, then I remembered the greatest infusion of all time, Pineapple infused Plymouth Gin, and the rest of the drink just came together. I wanted the Sage to be complemented by Salers Aperitif and Lemon Juice was a perfect fit.

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Lastly, we’ve got the name. Since I asked Instagram for Sage cocktail recipes, I thought that Instagram should name the cocktail. The only stipulation I gave was that the word “Wise” should be in the name. (A play on the another meaning for the word Sage in English) The winning name of the cocktail is by @cmyk3000 who used the word “Wise” and a play on Salers with the word “Sailor”.

The Wise Sailor

  • 2 oz Pineapple infused Plymouth Gin
  • robust 1/4 oz Salers Aperitif (slightly more than 1/4 oz)
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 5 Sage leaves
  • Garnish: Sage sprig

Combine Sage leaves, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup and muddle. Add Pineapple Plymouth Gin, Salers, and Ice. Shake and strain into double Rocks glass over ice. Spank the Sage sprig and garnish.

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the Sage + Gin name contest! Cheers y’all!