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Sage Julep

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The Mint Julep has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby for over a hundred years. Some would call that "tradition" but I call it long overdue for a change!

Sage is obviously a wiser herb than mint and limoncello is the duct tape of mixology, it fixes everything. Ginger gives it an unexpected zing that you won't soon forget. It all adds up to a huge improvement over that dumb old mint julep. 

The Sage Julep - A fresh Herb and Bourbon Cocktail from LimoncelloQuest

This drink does have more steps and ingredients than a mint julep, but even those hailing from Kentucky should still be able to assemble it. (Editor's note - he's originally from just over the border in Ohio, so this qualifies as "good-natured ribbing.")

Sage Julep
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 1 handful Fresh sage leaves
  • 1 2" piece Fresh ginger, diced into 1/4" cubes
  • 2.5 oz Limoncello
  • 1.25 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 oz Lemon juice
  • 1 leaf Sage (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle sage leaves and ginger until well broken down

  2. Add limoncello, bourbon, simple syrup and lemon juice to shaker with ice

  3. Shake vigorously

  4. Strain into a glass over ice, garnish with sage

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The Sage Julep - A fresh Herb and Bourbon Cocktail from LimoncelloQuest

“If You Like Limoncello” Colada

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This drink is obviously named after the goofy 70s song that sticks in your head for days. I'm hoping that effect will carry over to the drink and eventually you'll say "all right already, dammit, I'll make the drink!"

The namesake song was released in 1979, capping off a decade of ugliness. People with ugly hair wearing ugly clothes, driving their ugly cars to the disco for some cheesy dancing to take their minds off the ugly economy. 

"If You Like Limoncello" Colada - A Creamy Tropical Cocktail from LimoncelloQuest

I count a surging interest in piƱa coladas and my own birth as some of the highlights of a decade that was otherwise pretty tough on everyone. It's pretty tough to improve upon such a classic drink, but I think we really nailed it here. 

Let me know if you agree in the glowing praise (comments) section below.

"If You Like Limoncello" Colada
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 1 pitcher
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Fresh pineapple
  • 16 oz Coconut milk (one can)
  • 5 oz Crema di Limoncello
  • 4 oz Rum
  • 2 oz Lime juice
  • 2 cups Ice
  • Lime slice, pineapple wedge (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy

  2. Serve in a chilled glass with lime slice and pineapple wedge

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The AB Negative

Bourbon Limoncello Drinks , Mixed Drinks with Blood Orange Liqueur , Mixed Drinks with Limoncello

You know what's really missing from the whole holiday experience in the US? It's not more shopping time, that's been expanding for years. It's mid-July and I'm expecting to see Christmas decorations at the stores any time now. 

No, it's an official drink for Halloween. That was going to be your next guess, I know. I don't know if you've ever taken your kids out begging for candy but it's a loud, chaotic affair. A perfect excuse to extend the limoncello-drinking season well beyond summer. 

This cocktail is all class. The color is faintly reminiscent of blood, but not cheesily so. The glass is perfect for holding while observing others bob for apples. The sprig of rosemary marks you as a discerning, dignified adult who just happens to be wearing a Barney costume right now.

The AB Negative - A blood orange and bourbon cocktail from LimoncelloQuest

The drink is named the AB Negative because it establishes the blood/Halloween connection, but also because it's the rarest of all the blood types. Only 0.6% of the population has that blood type--it's true, I just Googled it. That amounts to 1 in 167 people, which somehow sounds far less impressive than 0.6%.

If you confine consumption of this cocktail to Halloween (that's impossible, I know, this is just a thought experiment), then you can only drink it 0.003% of the year. Now THAT'S an impressively rare and uncommonly delicious treat!

AB Negative
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 1 oz Rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 2 oz Blood orange juice
  • 1.25 oz Bourbon
  • 1.25 oz Blood orange liqueur
  • Blood orange slice, rosemary sprig (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Shake all ingredients to combine, pour over ice, add garnish

Rosemary Simple Syrup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 5-10 sprigs Fresh rosemary
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil then reduce to simmer ~15 minutes, until all sugar is dissolved and syrup is slightly thickened. Strain out herbs and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to four weeks.

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Lemon Crema-sicle

Mixed Drinks with Limoncello , Rum Limoncello Drinks

Another drink leveraging the magnificent power of Crema di Limoncello, this frosty creation will make you forgive Captain Morgan for what he did to you back in college. 

The name also sounds like it's being pronounced by someone with a thick Italian accent, which never hurts on this site. 

The Lemon Crema-sicle - a creamy rum cocktail from LimoncelloQuest

And if you thought you were starting to be able to hang with me in the foofie-but-visually-striking department, just check out that party straw. You're wrong, so wrong. You can't hang.

Lemon Crema-sicle
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 2 oz Lime juice
  • 2.5 oz Spiced rum
  • 1.25 oz Crema di limoncello
  • 4 oz Orange juice
  • Lemon slice (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously to combine.

  2. Strain, serve over ice.

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