Huckleberry Sage Shrub Cocktail

Huckleberry Sage Shrub Cocktail

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Huckleberry Sage Shrub Cocktail

Makes 1 Cocktail (plus extra syrup)

This cocktail recipe blends two flavors of the forest, sage and huckleberry, with the spice of ginger.

  • Raw Sugar Base Syrup:
  • 1 cup Raw (Demerara) Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Ginger Syrup:
  • 1 medium finger of Ginger, peeled & sliced
  • ½ cup Raw Sugar Base Syrup
  • Cocktail:
  • 2oz Vodka (we used Tito’s)
  • 1/2oz Huckleberry Shrub
  • 1/2oz Ginger Syrup
  • 4-5 Sage Leaves
  • 1/4oz Lemon Juice
  • Garnish:
  • Sage Leaves, Blueberries or Huckleberries & Skewer



Make the base syrup: combine the raw sugar & water in a small saucepan. Heat the water to a simmer, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.

Take a half cup of the resulting syrup and bring it to a simmer in a separate pot. Add the ginger and simmer 5-10 minutes, until you like the intensity of the flavor.

You can reserve the extra raw sugar syrup for other recipes, or multiply the ginger syrup recipe to use it all up.

Combine the vodka, shrub, syrup & sage leaves in a mixing tin.

Use a muddler to gently press the sage leaves to bruise them.

Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass over ice.

Skewer the blueberries & sage leaves in a decorative pattern, then balance the skewer on top of the glass.

Recipe by Laura Bishop

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