Medicine Man Recipe

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.

Recipe Facts

Active: 3 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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

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

Special equipment

cocktail shaker and strainer