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This GORGEOUS Blackberry Sage and Bourbon Cocktail is sweet, tart, woodsy, and delicious. Such an elegant little cocktail for your next brunch or dinner party! www.biscuitsandbooze.com

Blackberry Sage and Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Vegetarian


  • 1 Cup Blackberries
  • 6 Leaves Fresh Sage, cut into thin strips
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Shot Bourbon Per Glass
  • 1 Bottle Ginger Beer
  • 6 Extra Blackberries and Sage Leaves for Garnish


  • Begin by preparing a blackberry and sage simple syrup.  Place 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water in a pot and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Boil for 3 minutes to make sure all the sugar is dissolved, then add 1 cup of blackberries.
  • Stir the blackberries in and some will dissolve.  I stir for about an additional 3 minutes, until I still have a fair amount of blackberry pulp, but the mixture is purpley black.
  • Add the 6 sage leaves cut into strips.
  • Stir to combine the sage, and then pour the entire mixture through a strainer into a jar.
  • Chill for 2 hours or more.
  • In a cocktail shaker mix 1 shot of bourbon, 1 shot of ginger beer, and 1 tablespoon of the blackberry simple syrup.
  • Shake the cocktail mixture, and then pour through a strainer into a coupe glass.
  • Make some sugared blackberries by rolling fresh berries in granulated sugar.  Pierce two sugared berries with a cocktail pick, and add a sage leaf.  Place on top of glass, and serve.