By Angela Keyser, Director of Marketing for High Quality Organics
This cocktail is light, crisp and refreshing. A great accompaniament to a festive holiday dinner. Make the simple syrup in advance and you can assemble the drink within minutes. Enjoy!
Sage Gin Cocktail*
2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce sage simple syrup
1/2 ounce lime juice
sparkling water or club soda
fresh sage leaves for garnish
Sage Simple Syrup
1 cup honey
1 cup water
8-10 fresh sage leaves, rolled and finely chopped
Step 1: Make Sage Simple Syrup – Combine honey, water and chopped sage leaves in a small sauce pan and heat on medium high. Stir constantly until the mixture comes to a boil and the honey is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit for several hours or overnight. Strain sage leaves from simple syrup and store in refrigerator.
Step 2: Make Cocktail: Add gin, sage simple syrup, lime juice to a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into large glass. Top with sparkling water or club soda and a fresh sage leaf.
*Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is.