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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.

Source: EatingWell.com, September 2019


Recipe Summary

10 mins
40 mins


Sage Simple Syrup
Sagey Gin Gimlet


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.

  • 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.


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

Nutrition Facts

about 1/2 cup
161 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 15.6g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 14.3g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 40.4IU; vitamin c 8.9mg; folate 4.6mcg; calcium 14.4mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 4.7mg; potassium 35.7mg; sodium 1.6mg; added sugar 14g.

1 alcohol equivalent, 1 other carbohydrate