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Acetomel and Sage Sour Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 oz. gin
- 1 oz. Acetomel (a mixture of vinegar and honey)
- 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz. sage simple syrup (1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup fresh sage leaves)
- 1 egg white
- Ice
- Sage leaves for garnish

Special equipment needed:
- Cocktail shaker
- Strainer

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, Acetomel, fresh lemon juice, sage simple syrup, and egg white.
2. Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
3. Strain the mixture into a glass.
4. Garnish with a sage leaf.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serve chilled
Serving size:
1 cocktail

Nutritional information:
Calories: 210
Fat: 0g
Carbohydrates: 20g
Protein: 2g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Vodka can be used instead of gin.
- Maple syrup or agave nectar can be used instead of honey in the Acetomel mixture.
- Thyme or rosemary can be used instead of sage in the simple syrup.

- Add a splash of club soda for a fizzy version.
- Use a different type of vinegar in the Acetomel mixture, such as apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar.

Tips and tricks:
- To make the sage simple syrup, combine water, sugar, and fresh sage leaves in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain out the sage leaves and let the syrup cool before using.
- Dry shake (without ice) the egg white and other ingredients first to create a frothy texture.

Storage instructions:
The Acetomel mixture and sage simple syrup can be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Reheating instructions:

Presentation ideas:
Serve in a coupe glass with a sage leaf garnish.

Sage leaves

This cocktail pairs well with light appetizers such as bruschetta or a cheese plate.

Suggested side dishes:

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the cocktail is too sweet, add more lemon juice to balance it out.
- If the cocktail is too sour, add more simple syrup or Acetomel mixture.

Food safety advice:
- Use pasteurized eggs to reduce the risk of salmonella.
- Store the Acetomel mixture and sage simple syrup in the refrigerator to prevent spoilage.

Food history:
Acetomel is a traditional medieval drink made from vinegar and honey. It was often used as a medicinal tonic.

Flavor profiles:
This cocktail has a sweet and sour flavor with a hint of sage.

Serving suggestions:
Serve as a pre-dinner cocktail or as a refreshing drink on a hot day.

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Taste: Sour, Tangy, Herbal, Citrusy, Aromatic