Blackberry Sage Spritzer

Makes 2 cocktails

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Ingredients

  • 3 ounces good-quality gin
  • Handful of blackberries
  • 8 ounces soda water
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 3 ounces sage simple syrup (see below for recipe)
  • Fresh sage and blackberries for garnish
  • Cocktail shaker

Directions

  • 1

    Wash berries and sage, then place in cocktail shaker and muddle.

  • 2

    Add simple syrup, gin, and ice. Shake well.

  • 3

    Strain into two highball glasses and top off with the soda water.

Sage Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh sage leaves, roughly chopped

Directions

  • 1

    Combine sugar and water in a small pot and heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

  • 2

    Bring to a simmer and add sage leaves, stirring until leaves are submerged. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then turn off heat.

  • 3

    Allow leaves to steep for 15-20 minutes, then strain into a container and refrigerate until ready to use in a blackberry sage spritzer or other drink.