The Sagebrush Swizzle is a creation from Sother Teague of Amor y Amargo from his relatively new book: I’m Just Here for the Drinks. If you haven’t had a chance to read it be sure to make it one of the next cocktail book purchases.
Fresh sage leaves
.75 oz tart cherry juice (2:1)
1 oz Lemon Juice
2 oz rye
Muddle the sage leaves in the bottom of a glass. Fill glass with pebble ice. Pour the syrup, juice, and rye into a shaker with 10-12 pieces of pebble ice. Shake vigorously and pour into prepared glass. Swizzle the mixture using a swizzle stick (preferable) or bar spoon until the glass is frosty. Top with a more ice and dash with bitters.
The sage adds an herbal punch that adds depth and complexity to a sweet-tart boozy cherry lemonade. The next time you are in the mood for a swizzle give this one a try.