Ok my people, lets talk about herbs in cocktails. Rosemary, Sage, Thyme… whatever it is, I LOVE an herb-y flavor in my drinks. I hunt for them in the ingredient list on a cocktail menu. I don’t mean to suggest that I like a savory cocktail. That’s disgusting. But throw together some herbs with fruit juice and booze and I’ll love you forever. There is something about that earthy flavor that they add that speaks to my heart. I know not everyone loves a strong herb/floral flavor, but I say, be adventurous, and give it try.
Next, Lets talk about gin + tonics. When I first turned 21, I had no idea what to order at a bar, and, some how, my go-to became a Vodka + Cranberry. But, lets be honest, I didn’t actually enjoy them; I just didn’t know what else to order. Enter Gin & Tonic. I was at a wedding with an open bar and was agonizing over what I was going to order without looking like an idiot to the bartender and the people around me. Then my husband, changing things up from his usual whisky drink, ordered a gin and tonic. So naturally I followed suit rather than be there girl who couldn’t decide what she wanted. At my first sip I exclaimed “WHERE HAD THIS BEEN ALL OF MY LIFE!?”… Well, not really, but I was thinking it very loudly in my head. And this, my friends is where my life as a gin & tonic gal began.
For this slightly herby gin + tonic recipe we had the great delight of teaming up with Bai and cannot tell you how yummy in your tummy it is. Also it includes all of my favorite things so magic is sure to happen in your mouth.
Blackberry Sage Gin + Tonic
- 4 Fresh Sage Leaves
- 1.5 oz Gin
- .5 oz Tonic Syrup
- 1/4 Lime
- 3 oz Sparkling Bai, Blackberry Lime
- Muddle the sage leaves in the bottom of your glass.
- Fill glass with ice
- Add gin, tonic syrup, and squeeze of lime
- Top with 3 oz Bai
- Stir to mix & enjoy!
Here are a few tweaks to the recipe if you don’t have all of the ingredients needed.
- If you don’t have tonic syrup, half the amount of Bai and add regular tonic water. Muddle in a few more blackberries for extra flavor.
- If you don’t have Bai, substitute club soda or tonic water and Muddle a few extra blackberries + a little simple syrup for sweetness.
There you have it folks, a refreshing cocktail that will take you perfectly in to Fall. Let us know what you think!