Tonight’s cocktail comes to us from Vesta Dipping Grilling in Denver, CO. Elisabeth found the recipe in their email newsletter and we decided to give it a go. Very, very good call. The drink strikes a great balance between sweet and sour with the flavor of the sage giving a really cool earthy quality to the cocktail. The bitters add complexity without getting in the way of the core flavors and the applejack adds just a touch of apple essence. Overall it’s a very refreshing cocktail for the coming summer. A word of warning, they can go down quite quickly if you’re not careful.
Where the Buffalo Roam
1 1/2 oz Bourbon 1/2 oz Applejack 1/2 oz Grenadine 1/2 oz Lemon Juice 2-3 oz Ginger Beer Peychauds Bitters 4-5 leaves of Fresh Sage
1) Muddle the sage leaves and bitters 2) Add the spirits and juice 3) Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass with ice 4) Top with Ginger Beer 5) Garnish with sage leaves