How to Create the Duke at Home A Cool Recipe for a Warm Day Our Bar and Spirits Director Antoine Hodge shares his recipe for the refreshing Duke cocktail. The Duke is a Gimlet cocktail made with a berry-sage maple syrup and Brockman’s English Gin. The syrup is made by boiling fresh berries and sage, which is a perfect complement to the natural botanicals found in Brockman’s Gin. The result is a light, refreshing and fruity drink with sophisticated notes of sage and spice in the background. As for the regal name, a Duke is the highest ranking position below the monarch. So while the King is drinking a traditional and more formal Gin and Tonic, the Duke is having a bit more fun and exploring the possibilities of his palate. BERRY-SAGE SYRUP RECIPE ½ pint raspberries ½ pint blackberries ½ pint blueberries 1 sprig (stem on) sage 2 cups maple syrup 2 cups cranberry juice Pinch Salt Preparation: Add all the ingredients to a large pot and bring to simmer. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the consistency is similar to maple syrup. Let cool and then pour into a blender. Blend for a minute or two and then strain. (Syrup recipe yields approximately 20 cocktails) COCKTAIL RECIPE 2 oz. Brockman’s English Gin ¾ oz. fresh lime juice 1 oz. berry- sage syrup 2 dashes bitters Preparation: Shake all the ingredients together and strain over ice into a glass. Garnish with a blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, and sprig of sage. Cheers!