Recipe courtesy of Yhang Quintero and Wildcrafters Tea & Kava Bar

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“The balance of spicy, sweet and citrusy flavors in this drink is perfect for anyone who loves tequila or mezcal but is choosing to stay away from booze,” says Yhang.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min (plus cooling)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 1 mocktail (plus extra syrup)
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Ingredients

For the Blueberry-Sage Syrup:

For the Drink:

Directions

  1. Make the blueberry-sage syrup: Combine the sugar, water and blueberries in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring. Muddle the berries well, mashing them in the pan. Add the sage and simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on the solids. Refrigerate until cooled, about 1 hour.
  2. Make the drink: Combine the spirits, orange sec, lime juice, bitters and 3/4 ounce of the blueberry-sage syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
  3. Strain the drink into a rocks glass (either rim the glass with merlot salt or sprinkle some on top for garnish). Add ice. Garnish with a flower, lime wheel or sage leaf.