With Father’s Day coming up next weekend, we decided to come up with a cocktail that would be sure to please Dad. We recently have been on a bit of a whiskey kick, and with us receiving a bottle of Templeton Rye from the folks at Templeton to promote, and we thought a rye and sage cocktail would be just the thing to top off Father’s Day.
Rye and Sage
Templeton Rye is a reproduction of the famous recipe the Prohibition Era bootleggers in Templeton, Iowa shipped to Chicago and Al Capone, where it became known as the “Good Stuff.”
It soon filled the speakeasies from Chicago to New York and even as far west as San Fransisco where it is rumored that some bottles found their way into Capone’s jail cell on Alcatraz. In 2006, the Kerkhoff family released the legal version of the “Good Stuff” that soon became a highly sought after bottle.
Distilled in Indiana but bottled and mixed in Templeton, Iowa by the descendants of the old bootleggers, Templeton Rye is a smooth drinking rye whiskey with hints of butterscotch, caramel and spice. If you want another cocktail with a great combo of bourbon and sage simple syrup, try the Smoked Cherry!
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The Sage Advice uses the winning combination of rye and blackberries and adds a fresh sage syrup to bring a fragrant hint of herbaceous evergreen to add a sweet complexity. Similar to the classic whiskey sour, the addition of the blackberries and sage syrup dresses it up to make a drink that is manly but with a bit of a soft side just like dear old dad!
Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Sage Cocktails
Smoked Sage Cocktail – A Charming Detroiter
Sage Gold Rush – Brooklyn Supper
Sage Bee’s Knees – Salt & Wind
Whiskey Sage – The Recipe Wench
Sage Gin Martini – Mantitlement
Other Rye Whiskey Cocktails
Rye Smash – Liquor.com
Candied Cranberry Rye Smash – Feast in Thyme
Brooklyn Cocktail – Blossom to Stem
Rye Mule – Kitchen Magpie
The Hummingbird – Sumptuous Living
- 6 blackberries
- 1 oz sage simple syrup
- extra blackberries and sage leaves for garnish
- 2 oz Rye Whiskey
- 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
Muddle blackberries with lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker.
Add Rye and ice cubes. Shake.
Pour over ice in a rocks glass.
Top with garnish of sage leaf and some blackberries.
Clap the sage leaves between your hands to release the oils and make the sage leaves much more fragrant before putting the garnish on.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197 Total Fat: 0.3g Saturated Fat: 0.1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 4mg Carbohydrates: 17.8g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 16.1g Protein: 0.6g
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