2 oz Bourbon (Four Roses or Basil Hayden'€™s)
5 lf Sage
1⁄2 oz Maple syrup (2/3 maple syrup diluted by 1/3 warm water, shaken)
1⁄2 oz Meyer lemon juice
1 pn Nutmeg (grated nutmeg/clove mix - optional)

Muddle sage leaves with firm pressure for 30 seconds. Add bourbon, dram, maple syrup water, Meyer lemon and grated clove/nutmeg. Shake over ice vigorously for 20 seconds. Fine strain up into a rocks glass. Garnish with clove and nutmeg dusting and float a fresh sage leaf on top. Let the healing begin.

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Shari Stein
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  • tried without the sage and used Redwood Empire Bourb
  • really more like a 3 for me but I think it's just cause I don't like sage in cocktails, which is more of a personal taste thing
  • really pretty good, even without the sage, clove, nutmeg
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Very good!! Didn't have the dram so just soaked ground allspice & nutmeg in the bourbon (use coffee filter) for 5 min. Simplify it and just use 1/4 oz maple syrup instead of mixing up a solution with water. Used regular lemon juice, but curious to try with Meyer. Also, added half an egg white to give it a little foam.

Been a cocktail fan for 25 years. This is one of my favorites. The only mod I make is using regular instead of meyer lemon juice (availability).