Behind the Bar: Blackberry Sage Sangria
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Behind the Bar: Blackberry Sage Sangria

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

10 blackberries

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

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