When it comes to gin, tonic and a squeeze of lime was my go to mix. In the search for interesting and new ingredients to mix up cocktails, I’ve been finding great mixes like this one, which is especially delicious and refreshing. Personally, I don’t like sweet drinks so this combination seemed appealing.
Sage is very fragrant, and I find it has a hint of a minty flavor to it. To flavor your drink, muddle a few leaves for each glass together with your gin and simple syrup. I used a small wooden spoon to do it, and it worked perfectly.
As for the simple syrup, I prefer to use good old sugar and water for mine. You can also opt to make it with honey: Use the same procedure, except use 6 tablespoons honey for ½ cup of water.
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Sage Gin Fizz Cocktail
Recipe adapted from Camille Styles
3 oz. good quality gin
3 oz. club soda
2 oz. simple syrup
juice of half a lime
4-6 sage leaves
½ cup of water
½ cup of sugar
- To make the simple syrup, add sugar and water to a small saucepan over low heat.
- Stir until the sugar dissolves. You just need it to heat through, it doesn’t need to boil.
- Let cool before adding to cocktails. It can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.
- To make the Sage Gin Fizz, muddle sage leaves with gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Use a mixing glass and a wooden spoon.
- Pour the muddled mixture over a strainer onto a serving glass, add ice and club soda.
- Stir and garnish with extra sage.
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