The Sage
Cocktails,  Gin

The Sage

Created for The Botanist Gin with their herby umami flavours from wild foraged ingredients, The Sage is a free and easy interpretation of a gin sour without the egg white. I find the eggy whiff and slight eggy taste in cocktails using pasteurized egg white slightly offputting. But that is my taste.

If you are a fan of savoury or umami gins and like your cocktails on the sour rather than sweet side you will love this cocktail.

The colour is a delicate sophisticated pale green from the syrup and nothing like the vibrant green of a Gin Basil Smash.

Sage is a strong tasting herb so if you find it a little overwhelming dial the syrup right down.


Cocktail or coupe

  • 60ml / 2 oz The Botanist Gin or similar
  • 15ml / ½ oz elderflower liqueur
  • 5 to 7.5ml / roughly ¼ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 7.5 to 10ml / roughly ¼ oz sage syrup (see recipe)
  1. Put all the ingredients into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously to chill the cocktail and get some tiny slivers of ice into the drink.
  3. Pour through a Hawthorne strainer to keep all those bits of ice into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass.

One sage leaf floating.


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