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PT's take on the Jalisco Daisy sage-infused cocktail

Jalisco Daisy cocktail

This cocktail is a lovely apertif: a perfect mix of sweet, savoury and very slightly bitter. The Jalisco Daisy was apparently first invented by a bartender in Chicago. Here's our take on it, a bit simpler than the original recipe (so easier to make, but perhaps less complex in flavour).

-4oz blanco tequila (we used Patron white)

-3oz sage simple syrup*

-1oz fresh lime juice

-Sage leaves for garnish


Mix ingredients together, stir and serve in martini glasses.  I think this drink shouldn't be too cold, so I didn't use ice.  The tequila was room temperature but the syrup and lime juice were from the fridge, so the drink is cool but not too cold.

*for the Sage simple syrup: Stir together 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a light boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, add 6 sage leaves, and let stand 5 minutes. Remove and discard leaves.