Sage Gimlet


6 Sage leaves (plus a sprig for garnish)
1 3/4 ounce Gin
3/4 ounce St. Germain
3/4 ounce Fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce Simple syrup
2 dashes of Lemon bitters


Place 6 sage leaves in bottom of cocktail shaker with the lemon juice and muddle until the leaves begin to break up. We use a bar muddler, but you can use a wooden spoon if you don't have that tool on hand.
Add ice, vodka. St. Germain, simple syrup, bitters and shake for 30 seconds.
Strain through a sieve (to keep the fragments of sage leaf out of the drink).
Garnish with a sprig of sage and a lemon twist.


The very local ingredient in this cocktail is the sage growing in our herb garden. Our sage typically makes it through most of the winter here in our mid-Atlantic climate. This bit of hearty herb got us thinking about the word "sage" - which derives from the Latin salvia, meaning "healing plant". The other meaning of sage is "profoundly wise" - as derived from the Latin sapere. Given everything going on in the world these days, we could all use a bit of healing, some wisdom - and (of course) a drink!


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Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 11:53am

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