If you’re stuck in a cocktail rut consider swapping out your standby gin for the new Sage Cordial from Art in the Age. Check out the video above to hear wine and spirits consultant Laura Mooney talk about what makes the production of Art in the Age unique and see her recipe for a fresh garden cocktail.
1 oz Sage Cordial
.5oz St Germain (or simple syrup, I just really like St. Germain)
2 sprigs of mint (one to muddle, one to garnish)
3-4 slices of cucumber
Add sliced cucumber, 1 sprig of mint (finely chopped) and St. Germain to shaker. Muddle. Add Sage Cordial and freshly squeezed juice from half of the lime and ice. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain into rocks glass filled with ice (one large ice cube also makes a great presentation). Garnish with a slice of cucumber and sprig of mint. Sip outside on a nice day.
Want more garden flavors in your cocktails? Check out this upcoming class at Astor Center: The Bartender’s Garden: Cocktails from the Greenmarket