Happy thirsty Thursday to you and yours! Constance here, and I’m so excited to share with all of you lovely folks one of my favorite twists on one of the most iconic cocktails around. I can’t say I’ve always been an Old Fashioned kind of gal–to be honest, it wasn’t even on my radar until the reign of Donald Draper and all his Mad Men. But after several wonderful seasons and one fanatic husband, we’ve become quite enamored. As you can probably tell by now, I also have a tiny obsession with all things sage. To my delight, these two are a fantastic pair–especially when you add a splash of fresh blood orange juice!
SAGE SYRUP INGREDIENTS:
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 cup water
-1 bundle of fresh sage leaves
-2 oz rye whiskey
-2-3 oz blood orange juice
-1/2 oz. sage syrup
-1 blood orange, cut into wheels
HOW TO MAKE AN OLD FASHIONED
-In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil until sugar is dissolved.
-Remove from heat and add a small bunch of sage leaves.
– Place a sage leaf, a sprinkle of turbinado sugar, and a small strip of orange peal in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Muddle gently to release the flavors.
– Add the whiskey , sage syrup, and blood orange juice to your glass and stir to combine.
-Top with ice if desired, or chill your blood orange juice prior to mixing.
-Gently lay one blood orange wheel on top to garnish.