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Tobin Ellis designed this sage-and-lemon-spiked take on an apple martini for Scott Conant's excellent Italian restaurant Scarpetta, in New York City. Instead of vodka, Ellis uses cachaca, a Brazilian sugar cane-based spirit with a complex, herbal flavor.

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  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces cachaça
  • 1/4 ounce Averna amaro (bittersweet Italian liqueur)
  • 2 ounces apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat (almond-flavored syrup)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, preferably Meyer lemon juice
  • 5 sage leaves

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the cachaça, Averna, apple cider, orgeat, lemon juice and 4 of the sage leaves and shake well. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the remaining sage leaf.

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