As a sweet, yet earthy beverage, blackberry sage sangria is a last-minute touch to make Valentine’s Day perfect. This recipe for two will add sweetness to any date or singles’ celebration.
Blackberry Sage Sangria
4 1/2 ounces red wine, preferably Malbec
3 ounces bourbon
1 ounce black pepper syrup
3/4 ounce lime juice
4 sage leaves
4 slices blood orange
Add syrup, lime juice, sage and blackberries to container and lightly muddle. Add bourbon and wine. Let sit for one day. Pour over ice.
Black Pepper Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup black peppercorns
Combine all ingredients and heat until boiling. Let mixture sit for 20 minutes and strain mixture, removing peppercorns. Store in refrigerator.
(Recipe adapted from stirandstrain.com.)
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