Woohoo! Thank you storm Stella for this lazy Tuesday snow day! Located in Northern New Jersey, we are lucky we haven’t reached the full 24 inches of snow (as predicted). Though the 12 inches we have received are enough to keep us indoors. On that note though, we are excited to reveal this week’s cocktail of the week which is inspired by the folks at Ones Broad Journey. This delicious combination of honey, sage and bourbon is fresh and cozy at the same time. All around the flavors and warmth of the bourbon and honey is perfect for a snowy, sleety day like today. The cocktail consists of a 2 part recipe which includes a sage honey simple syrup and the cocktail itself. Here’s how to make it:
Honey Sage Simple Syrup
3/4 cup water
3/8 cup raw honey
5-7 sage leaves
1-1/5 ounces of bourbon
3 orange peels (garnish)
3 fresh sage leaves (garnish)
2-1/4 ounces of the sage honey simple syrup
These calculations are based on 3 serving. For any additional servings, we recommend adding an extra ounce of each ingredient and an extra leaf and peel for garnish.
Sage Honey Simple Syrup
The sage honey simple syrup is the foundation of our cocktail. You’ll want to bring your water to a boil and then add the sage leaves and honey to it. Boil at medium high heat and then bring down to a simmer for 3 more minutes. Strain and drain into a dish. We usually strain our simple syrups into an mason jar as they are easiest and safest to store hot liquids in. You’ll want to let the simple syrup cool down completely.
Once your honey sage simple syrup has cooled down, you can start crafting your cocktail. We set up 3 of our old fashion glasses and filled them with ice. Then we poured our simple syrup and bourbon over the ice and squeeze the oils from our orange peel over the cocktail. To garnish, you can then add the peel and a fresh sage to each glass.
We served our Honey Sage Bourbon Cocktail in our Martinki Old Fashioned Glasses.