We love herbal simple syrup, and sage is perfect for a cocktail any time of year.
As in the previous post about the Rosemary simple syrup, we covered the great uses for simple syrup. We enjoy using fresh herbs from our garden and the farmer’s market during the summer, and all the variety gives us lots of flavors of syrup that we use in all kinds of drinks and dishes. One of our favorites we grow in our own garden, sage, a perennial evergreen shrub that has stayed fresh even thru the trials of a rather snowy winter.
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Sage is a very savory flavor, slightly peppery with a hint of cool evergreen that is released when its fuzzy leaves are crushed. Sage works really well with lots of tart flavors like berries, and when infused into a simple syrup, adds a fresh savory herbal quality. We love to add sage syrup to a number of cocktails like out Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule or our Sage Advice. Here is our sage simple syrup recipe for you, give it a try and let us know what you think!
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 10-12 sage leaves
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Add in sugar, stir to dissolve.
- Add the sage leaves, let the infusion boil for 60 seconds.
- Remove pan from heat and let steep for 30 minutes - 1 hour depending on how strong you would like it.
- Pour the cooled syrup through a mesh strainer into an airtight container, preferably glass.
- This may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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