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The Summer Sage, A Cocktail

The Summer Sage, A Cocktail


  • 6 slices red plum, as ripe and juicy as possible
  • 4 to 5 sage leaves, stems removed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 oz simple syrup (more for a sweeter drink)
  • splash (about 1/8 ounce) fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 oz rye whiskey


1. Add the plums, sage, and simple syrup to the bottom of a shaker, and muddle (or smoosh vigorously with the back of a spoon) until the plums form a nice mush.

2. Fill the shaker with ice and add the lemon juice and whiskey. Shake and then double strain into a cocktail glass.

For non-alcoholic beverage, substitute in seltzer or unsweetened juice! Enjoy responsibly! 

Adapted from The Kitchn

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