Prep: 15 mins Steep: 48 hrs
Yield: 24 oz.
40% Alc./Vol. (80 Proof)
If using Everclear® 151: 31.75% Alc./Vol. (63.5 Proof)

Bottled by the Bushel.

The sweetness of blackberries contrasting with the earthy bite of sage provides an unexpectedly tasty blend of flavors. It’s a welcomed addition to your favorite light cocktail, in both appearance and flavor.

Preparation:

First, you’ll need to get your ingredients: 12 oz. blackberries, ¼ cup sage, 10 oz. Everclear®, 10 oz. filtered water and 4 oz. simple syrup. If you don’t have simple syrup on hand and want to make your own, check out our simple syrup instructions.

Place sage leaves in a quart-sized jar and press with a muddler to bruise. Then add the blackberries and muddle thoroughly. Once muddled, add Everclear® and let steep in a cool, dry place for 48 hours.

Once infused, strain off the solids using a fine mesh strainer. Then, combine your infusion with water and simple syrup to dilute. After thoroughly mixing, it’s ready to be bottled and, most importantly, enjoyed.

And if you want some cocktail inspiration for your new creation, check out our Bee Sage recipe.

Blackberry Sage Infusion

Ingredients:
12 oz. Blackberries
¼ cup Sage
10 oz. Everclear®
10 oz. Filtered water
4 oz. White simple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Place sage in a quart-sized jar and bruise with a muddler.
  2. Add blackberries and muddle well.
  3. Add Everclear®.
  4. Steep for 48 hours in a cool, dry place.
  5. Strain with a fine mesh strainer.
  6. Combine infusion, water and simple syrup.
  7. Stir, bottle and enjoy.
Created By: Ted Kilgore

Make It Your Own’s in-house mixologist, Ted Kilgore, is a 17-year veteran of the bar and spirits world. Passing the B.A.R. with BAR Ready certification in 2007, he is now proprietor and Beverage Director at Planter’s House in St. Louis.