Triple Bs (Blackberry Bomb)
This sophisticated sparkler boasts the sweetness and amazing antioxidant properties of the blackberry, while savory sage, considered to be an outstanding memory enhancer, lends subtle yet enchanting herbal notes.
Botanical name: salvia officinalis
Family: lamiaceae (mint).
Taste: has an astringent taste which is like biting into an unripe banana or strong black tea.
Herb uses: sore throat, excessive sweating, infections, digestion, hot flashes, toothache, sore muscles, high cholesterol. Many people use it in tea, tooth powder, facial steam, essential oil.
Honey Syrup Recipe
1 cup raw honey. 1 cup water. Combine the honey and water in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the honey dissolves. Remove from the heat. Let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a clean jar, cover, and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
1/3 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice. 1/4 ounce honey syrup. 3-4 blackberries. 2 or 3 fresh sage leaves, plus 1 for garnish.
Combine the lemon, honey, blackberries, and two or three sage leaves in a glass and muddle well. Transfer the pureed mixture, double strain (optional) into a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Garnish the flute with sage leaf. Make sure sparkling champagne is cold.
Mock-tail Recipe: replace sparkling champagne with your favorite sparkling water but avoid citrus flavors.