7 tablespoons Irish butter such as Kerrygold, softened*
1 tablespoon drained green peppercorns in brine, coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon orange zest (from 2 oranges)
4 sprigs fresh sage, minced
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
16 juniper berries, crushed with the backside of a knife
16 (3 1/2-ounce) venison medallions (each about 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick)**
*Available at specialty foods shops. If unavailable, substitute regular unsalted butter and add 1 additional teaspoon kosher salt.
**Available at www.dartagnan.com.