Sorghum n' Sage Cocktail

When it comes to making great cocktails, it can be simple like a classic daiquiri or complex like this Sorghum n' Sage cocktail. With six ingredients (including the garnish), it's nothing to difficult to make, yet all of the flavors pair together to make a drink that's both boozy and deep.

One of the key elements in this drink is the sorghum syrup. Easy to make, it's simply equal parts water and sorghum, blended together. It adds subtle sweetness and wonderful grassy flavor.

Speaking of wonderful flavor, we like to think that the most important ingredient in this cocktail is the Belle Meade Bourbon. Hailing from the guys at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, we find it to be great for cocktails...and pretty damn tasty neat too.


The Sorghum n' Sage bourbon-based cocktail from 3st of the Month


cocktail mixing glass
bar spoon
rocks glass


2 oz. Belle Meade Bourbon
1 oz sorghum syrup
.75 oz Averna Amaro
.5 oz Pear Liqueur
5 drops black walnut bitters
prig of fresh sage for garnish



Start by pre-chilling your rocks glass with ice and water. In your cocktail mixing glass, add a few ice cubes and pour in your bourbon, amaro, sorghum syrup, pear liqueur and black walnut bitters. Stir to chill before straining into your chilled cocktail glass with a couple ice cubes. Spank the sage between the palms of your hands to release aromatics and place in the glass to garnish. Enjoy.