Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cocktail: A Sage Old Bourbon

This year's Thanksgiving cocktail is inspired by the meal itself, a bourbon cocktail enhanced by the seasonal flavors of sage, celery, cranberry and maple. It's also got a bit of sherry it in, which adds just enough savory even salty flavor to the drink to hint at something meaty.

Cocktail: A Sage Old Bourbon

1/2 oz. Amontillado sherry
1 oz. Dolin blanc
1 1/2 oz. Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey
4-5 sage leaves, plus one for garnish
1 tsp. maple syrup (the real kind)
2 dashes cranberry bitters
2 dashes celery shrub

Combine the sherry, Dolin blanc and whiskey in a cocktail shaker. Add the sage leaves (all but one) and muddle. Add the syrup and bitters. Fill with ice and shake until very cold. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a sage leaf.


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