Sage Advice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 1 serving
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For the Tea Syrup

1 cup brewed black tea

3 tablespoons honey

For the Cocktail

3 fresh sage leaves

2 dashes Peychaud's bitters

3/4 ounce fresh orange juice

1 1/2 ounces rye

1/2 ounce Averna bitters


  1. Make the syrup: Combine the tea and honey in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Reduce until syrupy, about 10 minutes, then let cool.
  2. Make the cocktail: Combine 1/2 ounce tea syrup, 2 sage leaves, the Peychaud's bitters and orange juice in a cocktail shaker. Gently muddle the sage with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Add the rye and Averna and fill the shaker three-quarters of the way with ice. Give it a short shake, then strain into a martini glass and garnish with the remaining sage leaf.