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Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Whiskey • Sour
Sage-Germain Sour

This herb-tastic variation on a Whiskey Sour combines the smooth, honeyed flavors of Powers Irish whiskey with floral St-Germain and a fresh sage syrup for herbal, savory perfection in a glass. A garnish of a salted, deep-fried sage leaf not only lends the drink an earthy aroma but also serves as a tasty snack (do yourself a favor and make a few extra to nosh on the side).

The Essentials

Irish Whiskey
Honey-Sage Syrup
St-Germain
Strainer
Shaker
The Details
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Ingredients

2 oz Powers Irish Whiskey
0.75 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz Honey-Sage Syrup
0.25 oz St-Germain

Method

  • In a small frying pan add .5 cup vegetable oil and heat until the oil is crackling. When hot, add fresh sage leaves to the oil and fry until crisp. Remove leaves from oil and place on folded paper towel sheets to dry, before salting.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to a shaker tin with ice and shake.
  • Strain into a rocks glass using a Hawthorne strainer, add fresh ice and garnish with a deep-fried, salted sage leaf.
Intermediate
Strength:
Sage-Honey Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

.5 cup honey
.5 cup water
3 fresh sage leaves, destemmed

Method

  • In a saucepan, add the honey, water and sage.
  • Heat until the honey dissolves fully, then remove from the heat.
  • Let cool overnight with the sage in the syrup. Remove the sage leaves before serving.