Bright and refreshing, this gin gimlet is made with sage-infused simple syrup and muddled fresh sage. This light and festive cocktail is perfect for fall gatherings, such as Thanksgiving. This recipe makes enough simple syrup for about 8 cocktails and can easily be doubled for a crowd.

Sylvia Fountaine
Source: EatingWell.com, September 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
2
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Ingredients

Sage Simple Syrup
Sagey Gin Gimlet

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare simple syrup: Heat sugar, water and 10 sage leaves in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes, and up to 2 weeks.

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  • To prepare cocktail: Fill a shaker half full with ice. Add sage leaves and use a muddler (or the back of a wooden spoon) to muddle the sage with the ice. Add gin, simple syrup and lemon juice and fill with ice. Cover tightly and shake well. Divide the cocktail between 2 martini glasses and garnish each with a lemon slice and sage leaf, if desired.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate syrup (Step 1) for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 15.6g 5% DV; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 14.3g; fat 0.1g; saturated fat 0g; vitamin a iu 40.4IU 1% DV; vitamin c 8.9mg 15% DV; folate 4.6mcg 1% DV; calcium 14.4mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 4.7mg 2% DV; potassium 35.7mg 1% DV; sodium 1.6mg; thiamin 0mg 1% DV; added sugar 14g.
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Reviews (2)

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2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 1 stars
10/19/2019
I would like to print it. Its annoying that I can't. I probably won't make it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2020
Very tasty and a crowd pleaser. Made this in a large batch for Thanksgiving Day cocktails. Worked out well with a sage garnish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2019
Loooove this cocktail. It's going to be my new go-to for all my fall gatherings. The sage simple syrup is so easy to make and really takes the flavor to a whole new level. Warning: this recipe is for sage lovers only! The herbal flavor is really prominent in this drink. Read More
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