Freshen Your Drinks with Homegrown Herbs and Spices Part II
- 4 slices red plum
- 4 sage leaves
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup (see recipe below)
- 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey (I recommend Redemption Rye)
- 1/2 ounce Cointreau
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add 2 cups of sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool thoroughly before using. Store leftover syrup in the refrigerator.
Gently muddle plum, sage and syrup. Add rye, Cointreau and lemon juice. Shake. Strain into a chilled Martini glass.