Friday, June 28, 2013

Tequila and Sage Smash

Drink: Tequila and Sage Smash
Establishment: Heaven's Dog
Location: San Francisco, California
First Connoisseur: Holly (When I get back to 'Frisco)

1/2 lemon, cut into wedges
6-8 fresh sage leaves
2 ounces of añejo tequile (we used Herradura)
3/4 ounces of honey syrup (equal parts hot water and honey)

Muddle the lemon at the bottom of the shaker. Add sage and gently muddle with a bit of tequila. (Erik Adkins at Heaven's Dog shakes with sage in the tin, but you know I hate chlorophylling my drinks - technically, though, this is why this drink is called a 'smash,' so don't be afraid, you'll double strain. If you want to remove the sage at this point, it is ok.) Add remaining ingredients and shake. Double strain into an ice-filled Collins glass and garnish with spanked sage.

This drink should not taste like a sour. Make sure that the honey syrup and the lemons are well balanced. We used meyer lemons, a sweeter variety, which worked great. A super summery drink.

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