When I got home to Marin yesterday, I was greeted by Mika, the cutest dog in the world, a hug from my Aunt Isabella and an early Christmas present for my kitchen. All three of us immediately looked up some cocktail recipes to make so could try out my new soda machine and settled on this honey sage gin drink. Mainly because it looked incredibly delicious, but also because my dad has crazy excess gallons of honey from his beehives (in my family, we like to be productive during happy hour). It’s beyond tasty and the perfect thing to go with gingerbread cookies.
Honey sage gin fizz
– 3 ounces gin
– 1/2 – 1 ounce honey sage syrup, depending on your desired level of sweetness (recipe below)
– 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
– 5 ounces club soda
– fresh sage leaves for garnish
Honey sage syrup:
– 1/2 cup honey
– 1/2 cup water
– 5-6 fresh sage leaves
Make the honey syrup first by combining the honey, water and 5-6 sage leaves in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and stir until it appears that all of the honey has dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit until completely cooled to room temperature. Remove sage leaves before using.
Fill a glass with a few sage leaves and ice cubes, then add gin, 1/2 ounce of syrup and lime juice, stirring well. Pour in club soda. Garnish with an extra sage leaf and serve.