This is a great summertime drink,” says bartender Shannon Ponche. It’s an herbal twist on a caipirinha, using fresh sage leaves and crema de mezcal (a blend of mezcal and sweet agave syrup).
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Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
3 lime wedges
1 ounce crema de mezcal
1 ounce cachaça
1/4 ounce Rich Simple Syrup
4 sage leaves
3 ice cubes, plus crushed ice for serving
How to Make It
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 2 of the lime wedges. Add the crema de mezcal, cachaça, Rich Simple Syrup, 3 of the sage leaves and the 3 ice cubes and shake well. Pour into a chilled rocks glass, fill the glass with crushed ice and garnish with the remaining lime wedge and sage leaf.
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