Medicine Man

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Maple syrup, paprika, and sage make an unexpectedly delicious combination in this rum based cocktail by Ian Scalzo of Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco.

Medicine Man

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:3 minutes
Total time:3 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker and strainer


  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 sage leaves, divided


  1. 1

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add white rum, lemon juice, maple syrup, paprika, and 3 sage leaves. Shake well for 30 seconds.

  2. 2

    Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with final sage leaf.

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