Sage is seeing a bit of a resurgence lately, so let’s show it off a bit with this sweet, herbaceous cocktail. Sage and honey partner very well, and are a perfect balance for bourbon. Pro tip: A grocery-store bunch of herbs is usually about an ounce. The leftover simple syrup will keep in the refrigerator for about a month.
Serves | 2 |
Sage-Honey Simple Syrup (yields 1 cup)
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup water
- 1 oz sage, plus more for garnish
Sage Gold Rush
- 4 oz bourbon
- 3 oz sage-honey simple syrup (recipe below)
- 3 oz lemon juice
| Preparation – Sage-Honey Simple Syrup | In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients. Once mixture begins to steam, remove from heat and let steep, about ten minutes. Strain into a jar, pressing sage leaves to get more flavor out of them. Set aside.
| Preparation – Sage Gold Rush | In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients except garnish. Shake well and strain into two Old Fashioned glasses, and garnish with any leftover sage.