Sage and Gin Cocktail

The original recipe for this drink called it a martini, but I couldn’t bring myself to call it that, since it has foam and really didn’t seem martini like to me. In any case, it was delicious! I loved this cocktail and will make it again.

I have a sage plant in my yard, and always have tons of fresh sage so this was a great drink to make. 100 percent recommend getting fresh sage for this. To make this drink, you first make a sage simple syrup by combining equal parts sugar/water with some fresh sage leaves and boiling for a few minutes, then cooling. I made it the day before and left the sage leaves in to get extra flavor into the syrup.

Lemon juice balances out the sweetness here, and I loved this drink but felt it could have been slightly less sweet, so next time I will reduce the syrup a little bit. I loved the fresh, herbal, tangy and sweet flavor of this cocktail. Yummy.

Sage and Gin Cocktail

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


For the syrup:

  • 4 sage leaves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar

For the drink:

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1 sage leaf for garnish
  • 1 oz sage infused simple syrup
  • 1 egg white or cocktail foamer


  • Place the sugar and water and sage leaves into a small sauce pan. Heat on medium until boiling and cook for a few minutes. Remove from heat and cool and store in the fridge.
  • Combine the gin, lemon juice, syrup and foamer in a cocktail shaker and shake until you have good foam. Add ice and shake until cold. Pour into a chilled glass and top with sage leaf garnish.
Keyword Cocktails

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