Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cocktail: The Wise Elder

Mint is a favorite cocktail herb (see Mojito, Mint Julep), but others are fairly rare. Sage is a wonderful one though, its soft, plump leaves are perfect for muddling, imparting its sweet, earthy flavor. It pairs nicely with the subtle grapefruit flavor of St. Germain elderflower liqueur.

The Wise Elder
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
7 sage leaves
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
2.5 oz. club soda

Squeeze lemon juice into a rocks glass. Add sage and muddle. Add ice, simple syrup, vodka and St. Germaine. Top with club soda and stir to combine.

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