In terms of flavored vodkas, I've always enjoyed Absolut's more creative offerings. So naturally I was excited when I got my hands on a bottle of Absolut's newest flavor — Absolut Mango. The brand crafted several recipes to feature the spirit and I decided to experiment with this innovative cocktail that combines sage, cucumber, and lime juice.

While I've had a cocktail with basil and another with cilantro, I've never had any that uses sage. It adds a woodsy, earthiness to the drink — which is delectable and refreshing. The ingredients meld perfectly to make a cocktail that is slightly sweet, tart, and delightfully fruity. For the recipe,


Sage Lady

Sage Lady


  1. 3 fresh sage leaves
  2. 3 slices of cucumber
  3. 1 ounce simple syrup
  4. 1 1/2 ounces Absolut Mango Vodka
  5. 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  6. 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  7. dash of peach bitters*


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber, simple syrup, and sage.
  2. Add the vodka, cointreau, lime juice, and bitters.
  3. Fill with ice and shake.
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with a sage leaf, and enjoy!

Makes 1 drink.

*I couldn't find peach bitters, so I substituted angostora.

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