Sagey Gin Gimlet


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 servings


Sage Simple Syrup

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 10 fresh sage leaves

Sagey Gin Gimlet

  • 5 fresh sage leaves, plus more for garnish

  • 3 ounces gin

  • 1 ½ ounces sage simple syrup

  • 1 ½ ounces fresh lemon juice

  • Ice

  • 2 slices lemon


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

161 Calories
0g Fat
16g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size about 1/2 cup
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 14g 28%
Protein 0g 0%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 40IU 1%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 5mcg 1%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 5mg 1%
Potassium 36mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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