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Happy Hour: Sage Lady
Happy Hour: Sage Lady

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,

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Sage Lady

Sage Lady

Ingredients

  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*

Directions

  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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aimeeb
aimeeb
Oh wow this sounds nice.
emalove
emalove
This sounds and looks delicious!!! I need to try it.
superfoxml
superfoxml
Oh wow, you just blew my mind adding the sage..love it. Must try.soon.
SusanTeufel
SusanTeufel
What is peach bitters?
Spectra
Spectra
That sounds kind of different, but in a good way. I like the cucumber in it...sounds very refreshing.
Food
Food
I absolutely love sage, but I'd never would have thought to pair it with mango. I'll have to try that!
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