BarMagic * Las VegasTobin 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 cachaça, a Brazilian sugar cane–based spirit with a complex, herbal flavor. More Martini Recipes

1 drink


  • 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


  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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