Wise Guy – Lime Sage Infused Vodka

May 18, 2012

in Cocktails,Recipes

Wise Guy

A few weeks ago a long rectangular box arrived at my door step.

A box large enough to hold say… a one liter bottle of a libation of sorts.

Based on the box’s size and origin I immediately assumed it contained a very well packed bottle of that famous Texan award wining handmade vodka, Tito’s!


Having recently paid a visit to one of my favorite hobby shoppes (Hi Time Wine Cellars) and picked up a bottle of Tito’s, among a few others… I decided to postpone opening the box..

Little did I know there was some pretty cool swag waiting to be freed from it’s confinement.

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Sorry, switching gears now. (Just like when I’m driving, you never know when it’s coming. The road dictates…) In this case, the photos have decided.

If you take one step out into my back yard you’ll see among a few plants, a very vibrant mint and sage bush. I had been clipping away at the mint for a while now, for my occasional mojito fix or, to add a twist to the evening ginger ale. Usually when I think of sage, I think poultry. I am reminded of Fall and associate it with rich, cozy, and mostly savory cuisine.

I was in experimental sort of mood the other day, and decided to infuse a little sage with lime and some Tito’s vodka.

Did you know that Sage, is actually a part of the Mint family. So, I thought why not muddle it with a little lime and agave syrup to go with my infusion? It turned out to be a very refreshing cocktail, similar to a mojito but with a little more earthiness.

Sage = Wise… Hence the name of the cocktail. Enjoy!

Wise Guy
 
Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
Sage-Lime Infused Vodka
  • 8 ounces Tito's Vodka
  • 2 key limes, quartered
  • 10-12 fresh sage leaves, roughly chopped
Wise Guy
  • 3 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 key lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon blue agave syrup
  • 1.5 ounces sage-lime infused vodka
  • 4-6 ounces ginger ale
  • Ice
Directions
Sage-Lime Infused Vodka
  1. In an air tight container combine the vodka, key limes, and sage leaves. Store in a cool dry place for 2-3 days.
  2. Shake container once or twice per day.
  3. Strain vodka once it has been infused and store in an air-tight container until ready to use.
Wise Guy
  1. Muddle sage leaves, key lime juice and agave syrup in a highball glass.
  2. Fill glass halfway with ice.
  3. Pour infused vodka and top with ginger ale and stir to combine.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh sage leaves
Notes
I recommend storing your vodka in the freezer once infused.

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