Sage and Honey Infused Bourbon Cocktail


Sage and Honey Infused Bourbon Cocktail

We’re trying something new this weekend. And as always, it’ll be delicious. Call your friends. Get the braai stand ready and prepare yourself for a kick-ass weekend.



For the Honey Sage Syrup

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 30g fresh sage leaves, stems removed

For the Cocktails

  • 120ml of your favourite bourbon
  • 90ml honey sage simple syrup
  • 90ml freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)


  1. To make the syrup, combine honey, water, and sage leaves in a medium saucepan over medium heat. As soon as mixture starts to steam, turn heat off. Steep sage leaves for 10 minutes. Strain into a jar or bottle with a lid, pressing leaves firmly to release liquid. Makes about 1 cup. Leftover syrup will keep well sealed in the fridge for about 1 month.
  2. To make the cocktails, combine bourbon, honey syrup, and lemon juice in an ice-filled shaker. Shake for 1 minute. Strain into ice-filled Old Fashioned glasses; garnish each with a twist of lemon and a few sprigs sage.