The combination of blueberries and sage in this cocktail create a complex flavor profile with a slightly sweet and earthy flavor that pairs well with the natural sweetness of the blueberries. We think it’s delicious, and hope you enjoy the recipe!
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 oz black tea syrup (recipe below)
- 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 3 oz soda water
- Fresh sage leaves and blueberries, for garnish
Muddle the blueberries and a few sage leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add the black tea syrup and lemon juice, and fill the shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and stir gently. Garnish with fresh sage leaves and blueberries.
The herbal notes of sage play off the sweetness of the blueberries and the bitterness of the black tea. The soda water adds some fizz and lightness to the drink, making it perfect for sipping on a warm day. Feel free to adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less black tea syrup, depending on your taste preferences.