Smoked sage adds rich flavor to a molasses syrup used to sweeten a bourbon and apple cider cocktail. Smoking the sage can be done right on the stovetop!
Preparation Time: 15m
Smoked Sage Molasses Syrup
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons McCormick® Sage, Rubbed, smoked
1 1/2 cups apple cider, divided
1 1/2 cups bourbon, divided
6 tablespoons Smoked Sage Molasses Syrup, divided
- For the Smoked Sage Molasses Syrup, mix water, molasses and smoked sage in small saucepan. Bring to simmer on medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes.
- Strain through fine sieve. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled. (This makes enough syrup for 6 cocktails)
- Fill cocktail shaker half full with ice cubes. Add 1/2 cup each apple cider and bourbon, and 2 tablespoons Smoked Sage Molasses Syrup; shake until well mixed and chilled.
- Strain into 2 cocktail glasses. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 6 cocktails.