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Sage Simple Syrup

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Last Updated on January 26, 2024 by Leah Hall

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 Simple Syrup

Sage is a very savory flavor, slightly peppery with a hint of cool evergreen that is released when its fuzzy leaves are crushed. This herb works really well with lots of tart flavors like berries, and when infused into a simple syrup, adds a fresh savory herbal quality.

Sage Simple Syrup, sugar in a wooden bowl, wooden spoon

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!

What Ingredients are Needed for the Simple Syrup?

  • Sage Leaves
  • Sugar
  • Water


Some tools you may need for this fun recipe are a fine mesh strainer, bottles, jigger, and a funnel.

Sage Simple Syrup in bottle with wooden bowl and spoon of sugar. Sage leaves in front, greenery behind bottle


Can Simple Syrups go bad?

They can get moldy if they sit too long. We encourage you to store it in the fridge in a jar, but for no more than one to two weeks. We actually have a whole shelf of simple syrups in our fridge at any given time!




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Sage Simple Syrup - green syrup in bottle with wooden spoon and bowl with sugar, sage leaves by bottle. Greenery behind.
Yield: 1

Sage Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Infusion Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes

Sage simple syrup perfect for cocktails, mocktails and drinks.


Sage Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup 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, 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 jar or container.

This may be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g

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Wednesday 16th of March 2016

This recipe looks so simple and easy to make! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing :))

The 'Noms.

Thursday 17th of March 2016

It is so easy! Hope you try it out!


Tuesday 15th of March 2016

great, but so simple. it remains to find fresh sage :)

The 'Noms.

Thursday 17th of March 2016

Thanks! Hope you find some!

Chrissa - Physical Kitchness

Monday 14th of March 2016

Ooooh first rosemary now sage? NICE!!! I would have never thought to use fresh herbs for simple syrup!

The 'Noms.

Thursday 17th of March 2016

Thanks! We try! Haha! We have a basil one, too! And thyme......LOL! Enjoy!

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