Honey Sage Simple Syrup
Making a syrup for cocktail shouldn’t be a complicated process.
I like to think that if you can make a simple syrup, you can make any number of flavoured syrups to give your cocktails a different spin.
What I love about this syrup is that is isn’t much different than a simple syrup. We are simply substituting the white or Demerara sugar with Honey. Honey is a great alternative that adds a sweet floral note, while adding a great warmth.
And then we add in the sage, which pairs very well with the honey. The sage adds a a great herbal note.
A classic combination.
How to Make
What do you think?
Add water and honey together on high heat. When the honey and water have fully integrated, bring the syrup to a boil. Once it is boiling, bring down the heat, and simmer for 5 – 10 minutes.
Once the honey syrup has reduced, remove from the heat and add your sage. Now, let the sage steep for at least 15 minutes. The longer you let the sage steep in the liquid, the more the sage flavour is prevalent in the syrup.
Once the sage is finished steeping, double strain and bottle. Shelf life will be 6 – 8 months.