ROASTED SAGE & CRANBERRY MARGATINI

November 22, 2015
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And these will be served at our Vegan Thanksgiving Day Feast~

A classic, delicate, yet powerful holiday margarita- 

Roasted sage and fresh cranberries, fuse with citrus in a most amazing way. If this wasn’t an alcoholic beverage, I’d rave about the health benefits of sage…. but it feels like a moot point, haha!

Anyhow, this beautiful drink is served up, to preserve it’s delicate, crisp, and classic feel. She will pair perfectly with your holiday feast, too. 

Cheers!

JD

ROASTED SAGE & CRANBERRY MARGATINI
Unique. Organic. Vegan. Utterly delicious. The perfect holiday cocktail.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Oz Water
  2. 1 Fresh Pressed Organic Lime
  3. 2.5 Oz Blanco Tequila
  4. 2 Tablespoons Whole Cranberry Sauce (recipe in notes)
  5. 1 Oz Sage Simple Syrup (recipe in notes)
  6. Deep Fried Sage Leaves for Garnish (see notes)
  7. Fresh Cranberries for Garnish (see notes)
  8. Sea Salt (rim)
Instructions
  1. Make Simple Syrup by following directions in notes below- set aside
  2. Make Whole Cranberry Sauce by following directions in notes below - set aside
  3. Cut lime in half, and press juice into a shaker filled with ice
  4. Use leftover lime to wet the rim of a martini glass, and dip in sea salt - place in freezer to set (use sea salt for this recipe instead of kosher salt, as the glassware needs a delicate rim)
  5. Next, take your shaker filled with lime and ice, and add 2.5 oz tequila, 2 oz water, 2 tablespoons fresh cranberry sauce, and 1 oz sage simple syrup
  6. Shake violently for 2 minutes (until shaker is ice cold on the outside)
  7. Remove martini glass from freezer, pour contents of shaker into glass, and garnish with 3 fresh cranberries & deep fried sage leaves
  8. Enjoy this unusual, yet outstanding cocktail!
  9. Cheers!
Notes
  1. Simple syrup: Bring to boil, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of raw organic sugar, and 7 fresh sage leaves- reduce to simmer. Remove from heat once aromatic (roughly 10 minutes). Store in a glass jar for up to a week.
  2. Fresh cranberry sauce: Bring to boil, 1 cup of water and 1 cup of raw organic sugar. Add three cups of whole, organic, rinsed/drained cranberries- reduce to low and simmer (slightly bubbling, stirring frequently), for 10 minutes. Store in glass container in the fridge for up to one week.
  3. Fried Sage Leaves: In a frying pan, heat a 1/2 inch of vegetable oil over medium high temperature. Once hot, add 6-8 pieces of sage, and lightly fry 30 seconds each side. Remove from pan, and let leaves dry upon paper towels. Sage will crisp up upon sitting, and should be a deep green color (anything darker, you've fried it too long).
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