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The Sage Advice – Rye Whiskey Cocktails

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Last Updated on February 5, 2022 by The Noms

What better advice for Father’s Day than Sage Advice? One of our great rye whiskey drinks!


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 one of our great rye whiskey drinks would be just the thing to top off Father’s Day.


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Rye Whiskey Cocktails

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.”


Sage Advice Cocktail in a rocks glass, sage leaves, blackberries and leaves in background


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.


Sage Advice Rye Cocktail - red cocktail in rocks glass with ice. Blackberries on cocktail pick and around glass with sage leaves. Greenery behind glass on wood table.


Rye Whiskey Drinks

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!


Sage Advice Cocktail with sage leaves and blackberries on cocktail pick. Rye Whiskey bottle on wooden backgroundRocks Glass / Bamboo Picks / Shaker / Muddler


Ingredients Needed in the Sage Advice Cocktail?

  • Rye Whiskey
  • Sage Simple Syrup
  • Lemon Juice
  • Blackberries


Rye Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

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!


Sage Advice Cocktail with sage leaves and blackberries on cocktail pick. Rye Whiskey bottle on wooden background



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Sage Advice Rye Cocktail- red cocktail in rocks glass with ice ball. Blackberries and sage garnish and around glass. Greenery in background on wood table
Yield: 1

The Sage Advice - Rye Whiskey Cocktails

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

A lovely combination of herbs and berries with rye whiskey for dad! One of our great rye whiskey drinks!


Sage Blackberry Cocktail

  • 2 ounces Rye Whiskey
  • 1 ounce sage simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 blackberries
  • extra blackberries and sage leaves for garnish


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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 17.8gFiber: 2gSugar: 16.1gProtein: 0.6g

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Sage Advice Rye Cocktail - red cocktail in rocks glass with ice ball. Blackberries on cocktail pick and around glass. Sage leaves in glass and wood table, too. Greenery behind on wooden table.


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Saturday 20th of June 2015

Yum-my! This sounds easy and super delicious! And it also looks fabulous too! Thanks for sharing

The 'Noms.

Saturday 20th of June 2015

Thanks, it is super easy! Thanks for stopping by!

Rebekah Hamblen

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

You do a an amazing job with your photography, not to mention that your drinks recipes are pretty fabulous too!

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

Thanks so much, we appreciate it! Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica Angeles

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

Beautiful photos! Looks so yummy and refreshing!

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

Thank you! We think it is a perfect summer drink!


Monday 15th of June 2015

This looks delicious! And your photos are gorgeous!! Any tips on what camera to use/ editing?

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

Angelica, We are using a Nikon D300S with the 35mm F1.8 lens and an Iphone 5s for almost all the photos on the blog. We do some minor tweaks using Adobe Lightroom (I think version 4) to do the crops and some minor adjustments to the contrast, saturation and levels. I typically shoot at a fairly low ISO (like 100 / 250) and at a fairly wide open aperture (F2-F3) to really isolate out the subject and get that nice blurry background. What really makes the difference is having a good setup to shoot the photos with a nice diffused soft light and a reflector (simple piece of white foam board from Hobby Lobby). We use a good photo light (5000K light Lighting kit) and use a white diffuser or a couple layers of the white vellum (Hobby Lobby) placed in front of the light to diffuse it. Maybe we can get a shot of our setup so people can see what we are doing!

Photo nerd here... :)

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