Bryan Gall of Portland, Ore.’s Bacchus Bar at Kimpton Hotel Vintage uses a bright bunch of smashed basil to give this Yoda-inspired drink its requisite gasp of green, reminiscent of the Jedi master’s lovely skin tone. Sage simple syrup is a natural nod to Yoda’s wisdom, and a couple of those leaves make a nice, perky Yoda ear garnish too.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “Celebrate the Release of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ with These Great ‘Stars Wars’ Cocktail Recipes.”
- 1 1/2 oz Calvados
- 1 oz Apple cider
- 1/2 oz Sage simple syrup*
- 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 6 Basil leaves
- Garnish: Sage leaves
Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into Martini glass.
Garnish with 2 fresh sage leaves.
*Sage simple syrup: Heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water together over medium-low heat, stirring often, until dissolved. Allow to cool. Transfer to an airtight container, add 8 sage leaves, cut in half, and steep overnight. Remove in the morning.