Cocktails in the Country: Tumbleweed by Brian Nixon, McClellan’s Retreat, Washington, DC

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, January 5th, 2017 · CitC 2016



Brian Nixon, McClellan’s Retreat, Washington, DC

“I like the way strawberries and sage work with both the Tanqueray and brandy, and the heavy cream actually allows the drink to remain light.”

2 strawberries, quartered

2 sage leaves

1 oz (30 ml) Tanqueray London Dry Gin

.5 oz (15 ml) Gran Duque D’Alba Brandy de Jerez

.5 oz (15 ml) Eli Mason Demerarra Syrup

.75 oz (22.5 ml) heavy cream

.25 oz (7.5 ml) fresh lemon juice

1 sage leaf, as garnish

Shake hard over ice, and double-strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Add the garnish.


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