Posts Tagged "sage"

Agave Piña

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 in Drink This, Recipes | Comments Off

Agave Piña

1.5 oz 100% agave tequila 2 oz pineapple juice (fresh if possible) .5 oz agave nectar or simple syrup 2-3 fresh jalapeño slices 2-3 sage leaves ½ small lime Optional:  Club soda or lemon-lime soda Squeeze lime into cocktail shaker and add other ingredients.  Muddle sage leaves and peppers to release the flavors.  Shake well over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Optional variation:  Pour into a tall, skinny Collins glass over ice and top with soda to taste.  

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Tequila Honey

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tequila Honey

1.5 oz  100% agave añejo or reposado tequila .5 oz Sage-honey syrup (see note) ½ lemon, preferably a Meyer lemon Sage leaf for garnish Note:  To make sage-honey syrup, combine equal parts hot water and honey, and add fresh sage leaves.  Allow to steep for one hour before using. Squeeze lemon into cocktail shaker and add the other ingredients.  Shake well with ice and strain into a glass over ice. Add garnish.

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Grow Your Own: The Heart of Agave Tequila Garden

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 in Drunken Botanist Plant Collection | Comments Off

Grow Your Own:  The Heart of Agave Tequila Garden

Tequila!  I could go for some right now.  So of course, the folks at Log House Plants also put together a collection of plants based around the flavors in tequila. They’re a wholesale nursery, so they’re growing the plants for sale at retail garden centers and gourmet grocery stores on the West Coast.  Look for them in your local indie garden center/grocery store, or order them online from the Territorial Seed Company, who has joined in this effort and put together a great collection of cocktail-friendly plants and seeds.     Here are the plants in our Heart of Agave Tequila...

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Herbalicious

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 in Botany, Featured, Recipes | Comments Off

Herbalicious

It is with great excitement that I report to you on the arrival of a new gin, a gin that cannot even properly be called gin because its predominant flavor is not juniper but—are you ready?  Sage. That’s right.  Sage.  It comes from the same clever people at Art in the Age who brought us Root, a liqueur inspired by traditional Pennsylvania Dutch recipes for root beer and birch bark beer.  They also make a ginger liqueur called Snap, and a rhubarb concoction called Rhubarb Tea, made in honor of early American botanist and friend of the founding fathers John Bartram. Intriguing, right? ...

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Sage

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 in Plant This | Comments Off

Sage

Sage  The sage to grow is Salvia officinalis, often sold as common sage, garden sage, or culinary sage.  You’ll see burgundy, gold, and variegated varieties sold in garden center, but if you’re serious about growing this plant for its flavor, stick with the ordinary silvery-blue variety. I like a cultivar called ‘Grower’s Friend’ because it rarely blooms. The level of essential oil drops after blooming—this is true of many herbs—so pinching back flower buds becomes a chore if you want more leaves for cooking and cocktailing. Plant sage in full sun or afternoon shade, and...

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