So, if they say that drinking alcohol kills brain cells, I think I have found the perfect way remedy; add sage.
Prized for its medicinal qualities (its scientific name Salvia officinalis, is derived from the Latin word, salvere, which means to “be saved”), sage is used for combating many digestive issues, like bloating or heartburn, can be used topically to treat cold sores or gum disease, and where I personally think it really shines… treating memory loss.
Ok I am totally joking on this post. Drinking until you can’t remember is neither classy, nor a real-life way to deal with your problems. But the hints of pine, cedar and eucalyptus that sage provides makes it the perfect match for the juniper-y flavour of gin, and the tart punch that come with a fresh plum.
Plus, like I said, when you buy too much at the farmer’s market (or snake too much from your friend’s garden, as in this case), what else is a girl to do? Wasting food is also not classy…. But sipping sophisticated cocktails most definitely is.
- 12 sage leaves
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- 3 slices of plum
- ¾ oz sage simple syrup
- ⅛ lemon, juice
- 1½ oz gin
- soda water
- In a small pot add sage leaves, sugar, and water.
- Gently heat over medium low heat until sugar has dissolved.
- Remove from heat and allow mixture to steep for at least 20 minutes.
- Remove sage leaves, and transfer syrup to a jar. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- In a glass add plum, lemon juice and simple syrup. Gently muddle.
- Add gin, ice and top with soda. Gently stir to combine