Sage Gin Gimlet Recipe

November 15, 2022

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If you’re looking for a unique and tasty cocktail, then you must try this gin sage gimlet recipe for your next party or just evening at home. 

This sage and gin cocktail is a great cocktail that combines the savory flavors of sage with the sweet and tangy flavors of pineapple juice; it is a fun take on the traditional gin gimlet. 

If you’re looking for a winter gin cocktail, this is a great recipe to try at your next holiday party. I discovered this cocktail the last time I was in Tacoma visiting family and friends. If you need a list of things to do and see in Tacoma, check out my guide to the city here. 

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What do I need to Make a Sage Gimlet?

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This gun sage gimlet may be unique, but it is not hard to make! Here’s what you need to make this unique winter gin drink recipe.

Cocktail Shaker

Any cocktail shaker will work to make this gin cocktail. You can find cocktail shakers anywhere, but here’s the cocktail shaker kit we have at our house. 

Cocktail Glasses

This sage gimlet is fancy on its own—you can use any glass and it will not taste any less phenomenal, however, if you want to step up your cocktail glass game, I recommend these unique coupe glasses.  

What Ingredients do I need for a Sage Gimlet?

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The ingredients in a sage gimlet are easy to find, but their combination make for a unique and sweet gin cocktail!


The basis of this gimlet is gin. Just like other liquors, there is a myriad of qualities out there. We typically use Bombay gin when making gimlets or other gin cocktails, but feel free to use whatever brand you’d like.

Pineapple Juice

This sage gimlet cocktail recipe gets its sweetness from pineapple juice. Fresh pineapple juice is not easy to come by in northeast South Dakota, so I buy it by the bottle or can from the store.

Sage Simple Syrup

Sage simple syrup is the key ingredient for this gin gimlet cocktail recipe. If you’ve never made simple syrup before, have no fear. Making simple syrup is just what the name says, simple!

How to Make Sage Simple Syrup

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You can make sage simple syrup by combining one part sugar to one part water in a saucepan. Cook over medium high heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add in sage leaves. You do not need to heat until boiling. Once sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and allow to cool. Once the syrup is cool, remove the sage leaves, and use in your favorite cocktail. 

This simple syrup can be stored up to two weeks in the refrigerator. 

How to make a Sage Gin Gimlet

Here’s how you make a gin sage gimlet. It’s super easy to make, and takes hardly any time to whip up!

  1. In a shaker glass, add ice, gin, simple syrup and pineapple juice.
  2. Shake to combine.
  3. Pour ingredients into cocktail glass, garnish with a sage leaf, and enjoy.

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Sage Gin Gimlet

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword gimlet recipe, gin cocktail, gin recipe, sage cocktail, simple syrup cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 1 Cocktail Shaker
  • 1 Cocktail Glass


  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Sage Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • Sage Leaf for Garnish


  • In a shaker glass, add ice, gin, simple syrup and pineapple juice.
  • Shake to combine.
  • Pour ingredients into cocktail glass, garnish with a sage leaf, and enjoy.
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