Thank you Jayme and Nicky from #gartenderchat for inspiring me to make this drink. It was refreshing and best of all, the sage came straight from my garden.
For those of you who missed the last post, gartending = gardening + bartending = growing your own cocktails.
2 oz. Lemongrass Vodka
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 TB Agave (or less to taste)
1 large sage leaf (plus more for garnish)
Place ice in a cocktail shaker, add one large sage leaf and muddle. Add remaining ingredients, shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
If you haven’t yet made Lemongrass Vodka, you could start infusing now … (I’m waiting…) or if you are less patient, you could muddle some heavily into the cocktail shaker and add straight vodka.
The lemongrass vodka is so easy, fragrant, and versatile, I know that we will make more of it so that we can have more delicious cocktails… I hope you enjoy this one. We sure did.
June 10, 2012 at 10:22 am
Looks great. I like the addition of sage. A lot of sage in cocktails these days- just had a gin old-fashioned with sage, it was great.
June 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Thanks Stewart, my first taste of sage in a cocktail was years ago and I had some kind of brunch drink with a candied sage leaf, yum! I think this whole “gartending” thing is made for you too!
June 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm
I like the idea of “gartending” quite a bit…now we just need the cherries to finally ripen…soo close…
June 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm
yes, love the gartending idea!
June 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm
It is a pretty genius idea… Glad I stumbled upon it!
June 11, 2012 at 10:00 am
I love herbs in cocktails…. gartending, LOVE IT!
June 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm
Thanks Heidi! Herbs bring so much flavor to a drink, don’t they?!
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October 1, 2012 at 2:30 am
I love the sound of this one. I’m going to try it for sure. All in all I’m loving your blog.
October 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm
Thank you! This was delicious… in fact I still have some Lemongrass Vodka in my Liquor Cabinet (coat closet) and may need to have another one of these soon before the sage dies out for the winter. I’m so glad I found your blog too!